I have to admit that it was a bit disconcerting to post my previous post early yesterday morning, go off to work, come home 14 hours later and find... nothing. What was going on? Had I managed to somehow offend everyone by posting on a controversial subject? But I know my readers, at least some of them, and I knew that at least a few of you (Cate) would be compelled to respond to something like this, even if you thought I'd handled it badly or something. So I was puzzled. And then I woke up this morning and found eight comments. A-ha! It was a Saturday, of a holiday weekend, even! No doubt you all just had better things to do during the day than comment on blogs. (I mean, I hadn't been home to read blogs all day, so why should I expect you would be?) Although why the heck are you all reading blogs in the middle of the night? Hmm.
Most of the time, I try to avoid too much talk of politics or especially religion, because I know my readers are fairly diverse in those areas (especially religion). My basic political views are fairly obvious, but most of you probably don't even know what my religious views are. (Of course, neither do I, much of the time, but that's a different issue). And virtually all of you read my blog (or at least started reading my blog) either for the knitting (um, sorry, I promise I still do that) or now the summer reading or because you know me from elsewhere, either in real life or somewhere else online. I know I'm not Bitch Ph.D. (although I'd sometimes like to be). I try to give you what I assume you come here for: knitting, books, updates on my life, the occasional cute kitten picture. But... I don't know. Sometimes I'd like to talk about more "important" things. (Although when it comes down to it, I'm not sure I'm convinced there's a whole lot more important than knitting and books and kittens.) Yesterday I did, albeit in a more humorous way. The comments I've gotten so far seem to indicate that you're okay with this, but I wonder about the people who didn't comment. I know that what I post on my blog is my business, but I care about my readers and I don't like the idea of alienating people by talking about things I should perhaps leave alone.
So... I don't know. Opinions? Do you mind the "serious" posts? Or should I just stick to my knitting?
(I also feel compelled to point out that in writing this post I have been simulataneously procrastinating doing my real homework, doing my D&D homework, kitchenering a toe [ha! knitting content!], and cleaning my house. And now I'm running late for an appointment. Bye!)