Suggestions Are Welcome

This is less a post and more of a request.  I have opened a page solely for topic suggestions from other people.   Part of the reason is that I criticized Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP site for not welcoming comments.   I would like to expand beyond being open to your comments to welcoming topics others of you may be interested in.  Like everyone else on this planet, I know a little about a lot and a lot about a little.  I know my strengths and I am the very first to admit my limitations.  As a matter of fact, it seems that the older I get, the more I realize how little I really know.  I have seen your comments here, at Lynn’s and at Q’s place just to mention a couple of them.  I have seen incredibly smart, funny and thoughtful opinions, many based on personal and professional experiences.  I know how much you can bring to the table.

I guess you have already figured out that it isn’t all Housewives all the time here.  That leaves just about everything else.  The very same rules for discussion that apply out in the real world apply here too.  There are enough sites out there for political and/or religious debates.  I have only one other additional personal promise.  I won’t blog about other bloggers in any negative way.  I won’t comment about other comments on other sites unless they add something of value to the conversation.  I know the fragile nature of the written word, and how nuance is lost and tone can be misinterpreted.  I also understand the fragile nature of people and how feelings can be hurt.  A few days ago, I mentioned that the work put into this by myself and all other bloggers is a challenge every day.  It’s like having to write a paper a day for class the next morning.

There are a whole bunch of opinions out there about a whole bunch of “stars” – reality and otherwise.  Some people feel very strongly about some topics and I understand that, too.  I can be mulish and dig in my heels when there is a subject that I feel passionate about.   I have also seen people take some of this to a very different level.  I tell my husband, only half jokingly, that a Twitter account should come with a helmet and bullet proof vest.  That “140 words or less” thing is sometimes a war zone.  So I will try to keep in mind that gossip and rumors about Taylor Armstrong, Teresa Giudice or Tamra Barney do not reach the same level of controversy as Karl Rove, Scooter Libby and Dick Cheney outing Valerie Plame’s CIA status.   We’re just watching foolish women and men, acting and speaking very foolishly.

Long ago, someone told me that you never learn anything when your mouth is moving.   I like that and try, everyday, to listen more.  I don’t want you to agree with everything I write.  Debate is fun and healthy.  If I wanted you only to agree, then I would type the post, get it off my chest and hit delete.  I have some good ideas, but they’re not the only ideas.  The suggestion box is open.

This is completely off topic, but I know that Facebook is about to hold its IPO.  Those who know about these things believe that it will mean a personal wealth for CEO Mark Zuckerberg of about $28,000,000,000.  That comes to about $1,000,000,000 for every year he has been on the planet. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all.  The flip side is what it will mean for FB users now that it’s a publicly traded company.


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1 Response to Suggestions Are Welcome

  1. princesspindy says:

    I am going to think about your request for suggestions… I do have thoughts about FB. I don’t like it anymore. I would love to delete my account but I won’t. There are people on my friends list that I don’t want to know what they are doing, ever. It seems that the ones that are really my friends I am in contact with by other means on a consistent basis. It also seems as if the ones I don’t really care about what they think or are doing, are the ones that post every detail. I rarely put anything on my FB wall. Am I a chicken because I don’t delete and just hide people? I want to clean house but don’t ever care enough to do that. On the flip side all my kids friend’s asked me to be their friends on FB so I do get to keep up on what is happening and my nieces are on there too…. Is it a necessary evil…for now.
    I hope this kid, Mark Z. does something with that obscene amount of money that will make a difference in the world…there is so much good that could/should be done. Those twins that say it was their idea must be so upset with this.
    I really enjoy your writing.

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