Blogging About Blogging
Recently, I found myself explaining my choice of subjects. Quoting myself from recent emails.
“I tend to write about myself & my horses, both out of self-interest & to avoid getting mired in privacy issues.”
It’s also hot air.
Fact is, I’m lazy.
“Mostly I talk about myself. If I talk about others, it’s generally positive. OTOH, I’ve said things that I thought were positive in articles only to have the person I interviewed come unhinged. So I stick with myself & my horses. Asking questions of other people & confirming details (is) too much like work. I’ll save that for when I get paid to worry about such things.”
I wanna talk about me and my horses? Rock on. Ain’t no one gonna stop me.
I wanna talk about you? Cue headache.
Do I need permission? Are you a public figure acting in a public place? Even if I don’t technically need permission, would it be prudent to get it? I’m not investigating Watergate. I’m having fun with my horse. Pissing people off in pursuit of truth is not my mandate.
Did I get the details right? Who owns the horse? What happened, in what order? Where are you from? Why …? When …? Gaaa, I’m tired just thinking about it.
I know what I did. I know what my horse did. I stick with that. And so the blog becomes all about meeeeeeeeee.
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