Why do you write a Blog Fred?
Lately, and several times in the past as well, I have had some people ask me why I blog, why I take the time and exert the effort.
“If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy reading,
Or do things worth the writing.” (Benjamin Franklin)
OK, here’s the *WHY*, short version; I was forced into 100% disability retirement when I was 48 years old, that was almost 15 years ago, and blogging is my *outlet*, it keeps a lot of people that really need to be *dealt with* from getting hurt.
I began this version of The TexasFred Blog back in April of 2007, this is the 3rd edition of TTFB, the 1st edition was a freebie blog from Google and as most folks know, you get what you pay for, and it was FREE. The 2nd edition was accidentally *crashed* by my blog guru guy, so, now I have this.
I write about a myriad of topics, I am not one dimensional, but my primary interest has been guns, politics and what has/is happening to this once great nation. I have pointed out, in detail, how the Democrats have done irreparable damage to the United States, and as time passed I came to realize that the GOP had moved so far to the left that they were nothing more than Democrat Lite and not much, if ANY better than the Democrats.
Sadly, the GOP has embraced the ways of our enemies; Communists, Socialists, Liberals and other assorted trash.
So, I began a selfish indulgence as I used the blog to vent my anger and frustrations. It beat the *other* options, and let’s face it; I’m a BIG guy, I don’t look good in *prison orange*, it’s just NOT my color.
Once upon a time I had aspirations of making a bit of money as a blogger, I knew I had a lot to say, and it always seemed that people wanted to hear it, but other than a few very generous donors I haven’t made much money, just enough to keep the blog on line, and of late my donations have dried up, but after a while even that didn’t bother me as I began to actually see, and feel that I was making a difference.
Why do I blog? Democrats and Liberals hate me. That is a great reason in MY opinion. Continue reading