...the more things change !!
I'm talking specifically about tBLOG. I've been posting here since October 2004. I have shared a great deal of myself and made some truly wonderful, faceless friends (and faceless refers to the fact I've never actually met them, face to face). I don't post very often anymore. There's really no specific reason I don't post, with the possible exception of laziness. But I do come around. Alot.
I'm sad to come here and see the multitude of 'spam' posting's. I know that the tBLOG guys have worked very hard (for little to no real revenue) to eliminate this particular scab on free websites like this, but they seem to be damn near unstoppable. While I don't like this, I haven't cancelled my account, I haven't stopped coming to read some excellent posts, no, I haven't done any of that. But I don't post that often...
I think back to when the hallowed halls of tBLOG were jam-packed of writing fury. Not all of it was of the 'excellent' writer caliber, but it certainly was entertaining! I remember a number of good "grudge matches" between some pretty forked-toungued (fingered? lol) bloggers, numerous character assainations, and a few hot and heavy romances! I remember a close-knit community that shared their lives with one another. I remember the heartaches and triumphs. I miss these.
Understand, the tBLOG family is still alive and well, and I for one am grateful! But it is different. And I just can't apply the old adage, "the more things change, the more they stay the same" to tBLOG anymore. Can you?
I love the concept of online blogging. I have no less than 15 blogs I read daily, religiously. I would love to have the dedicated following some of these bloggers have, but right now I just don't want the responsibilty. Another old adage comes to mind, "you can't have your cake and eat it too"!!
I have no plans to leave tBLOG. I would however like to have a more "spam-free" diet!
What do you think?