Thursday, July 24, 2008

For Those Who've Been Wondering...

I know some people first read this blog looking for political commentary. Two things: first, we started this blog to write about positive things in life - self improvement, money management, life experiences - and second, I really have nothing positive to say about this campaign season. I'm not particularly excited about either candidate for president, though I'll hold my nose and vote for McCain over Obama based off the insanity I hear from Obama. I just can't bring myself to write a lot about this year anymore because there is too much out there as it is, and I can't add anything meaningful to the mix. So, rather than stump for someone I don't have a lot of passion for, or share my views on someone I think will be at best incompetent and at worst a terrifying person to have as president, I would prefer to focus on good things in my own life and the life of my children. I do apologize, sincerely and with no ill will, if my recent posts have grown boring as a result. I write my posts as much for myself as for anyone else. Feel free to keep reading, though. I appreciate any comments I get.

-- Robert

6 comments:

Amber said...

personally, id rather read this than your political views! keep writing, youre good at it.

Robert said...

Thanks, Amber. Helps to have the encouragement. I just wanted to write this post for anyone who'd been wondering what happened to the politics, which I had never actually intended to write about to begin with. Hopefully most people are like you.

le35 said...

I like what you're writing, but I am very sad about the political season, too, so I'd rather read this for sure than read about the current part of the political season.

Robert said...

I'm glad to know you're not missing the politics, Ellie. Elections like these are what breed so much ambivalence and apathy towards government.

Melissa said...

I agree with Amber. Your blog is good as is. And if you choose to write something political from time to time, that's cool, too. Just follow the muse.

Robert said...

Thanks, Melissa. As a writer, I have always preferred to write about things that inspire me in the moment, like the poem about Randy Pausch that came to me in about three minutes. I am still growing as a writer, but trying to force myself to stick to a certain subject matter gets mundane and really painful at times.