Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Vaspers, chill out dude!
not always easy to be soft and sweet...
Vaspers the Grate has been a bit too grating, according to some fans, allies, and colleagues.
While they sympahtize with some of my legitimate concerns, and admire how I am taking a bold and decisive stand against deceptive or unwise blog practices, they are offended by my tone.
Schmuck that I am, I idiotically allow myself to get so bent out of shape, that I rail and rage against something, and forget my guiding principle, stated thusly:
I prefer a reader to think, "Yes, Vaspers is correct. Ghost blogging [or whatever] is not a good idea in most cases."
Rather than, "Wow. This dude sure is angry. Can't control his temper. Huh."
So this is just a heads up that I am listening to you.
I think I shine when it comes to posts like "33 Ways to Enhance Blog Credibility", "Seven Laws of Blogging", "How to Write Power Emails", "CEO Blogs, Polish Them Up Please", and similar, more positive, more practical topics.
People do change.
Vaspers is not a raging bull, looking for blogospheric anomolies and aberrations to attack and denounce, although they do exist.
Vaspers is torn between his desire to warn and alert you to trouble or deception...
...and wanting to be peaceful, helpful, kind, and constructive.
Sometimes it's not easy to maintain a strong online voice and a compassionate heart.
So, hang in there.
The New Smiley Super Vaspers is coming.
In fact, I think I see him coming around the bend.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Posted by steven edward streight at 4/20/2005 04:09:00 AM