I like the occasional serious post. :)
For some reason, my comments weren't mailed to me yesterday, either. Then I opened up my mail this morning and got the whole day's worth of comments. Very odd!
I've added my page count to my sidebar for SRP - hopefully that will make it easier for you! Also, all my SRP posts are tagged as "Reading."
I think it's all fine just the way it is. So are you :-)
i though yesterdays comments were thought provoking, I had never looked at the issue that way.
Keep the blog just as it is
I'm a firm believer that you should blog about whatever you damn well feel like, so if it's knitting you want to write about, that's great.... but if you want to write about something else too... That's groovy.
Huh? Just carry on as you are.
Personally, I don't comment if 1)I have nothing new to bring to the table or 2) I just don't care. True, I don't comment if I'm pissed, either. That kind of falls into the category of Don't Care. The energy can be better spent - the odds are my politics are more offensive to the general populace than yours, which means I would then have to argue with everyone else who reads the comment, etc. *shrug*
I didn't post for the same reasons as Christine.
I wasn't going to say anything, but, since you asked, I was offended by the Christian bashing because...well...even though I'm an Episcopalian, I'm also a Christian. ;-)
I wasn't offended by your post. Don't get me wrong. Leander and I had a nice laugh and interesting conversation over supper about it. I just didn't feel welcome to participate in the conversation--even though I like to think that I'm capable of being intelligent and a Christian at the same time.
That said, keep the deep stuff coming. It was an interesting read.
A blog is supposed to be a place where you can voice your opinions. I'd say go with the serious posts when the mood strikes. I love your blog.
Being a set-in-the-ways lurker does have its pitfalls. One of them is not commenting or answering comments. I do agree with you on that politically frank post and my Danish co-workers would cheer whole-heartedly! However, I also admit that many folks would take offense and I would not have to guts to write those words. Glad to see you do!
One thing I enjoy most about reading blogs of people I don't know in "real life" is getting to experience who they are, beyond the knitting. I don't always agree with them, but, so what? They've chosen to share a bit of themselves with the world at large and I've chosen to partake. I don't like, I move on. That rarely happens, though, because I find that having a little sense of who they are lets me appreciate their point of view even when I disagree.
I agree -- keep posting whatever you want to post :)
Besides, the people discussed in that last post are clearly crazy, entirely separate from their religious beliefs -- if you offend someone because they agree with those people, do you really care?
Oh...Don't get me wrong, I wasn't pissed. My actual thought was, "Of course" and then I went on to other blogs I read.
I love your blog just the way it is! Everything you write about is interesting, and I like your style of writing.
Variety is the spice of life sunshine. although I can honestly say, I enjoy a good political barb a lot more than pictures of kittens. But as has been mentioned before, it's your blog, if you want to do nothing but post pictures of lint, that's totally up to you. Although I think you would lose readership that way.