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Sheila Morgan

Your comments about being 56 and blogging really hit home this week....I set out to have a yard sale but realizing (amazingly) that I didn't have enough "treasures" by myself, started talking to
neighbours and WOW ! now we are doing a fund raiser for The Compass (Food Bank/Drop-in Centre), the Chartwell Baptist Church Hurrican Katrina Relief Fund, and the Clarkson Co-op Nursery School.
Anyways, after walking the local streets on Saturday and Sunday and delivering 1,000 flyers, my husband and I sat down to figure out how to contact more people and get the communty aboard.
Everytime we called someone (mostly automatic Voice Mail which I thought was bad enough) I was given the pat answer - email me...... when contacting business for the Silent Auction... the same - email me.

While I work with a client base throughout North America and Europe and email all day long...it really surprised me that seldom do you get a voice and rarely do you see a face even in your own community when reaching out to people.

To communicate with someone and see the enthusiasm and excitement in a person's face is really a good part of the skill of
communicating....now that you are a "Blogger" have you found words to pass expressions ! conviction ! spirit ! on to others....as we certainly could do with you new found expertise.

I guess the days when one person really can make a difference is going to change with the "delete" key being so handy and no one is watching so you don't even have to take the time to be polite and listen....

Mass communication certainly has it's place, but hard to get "warm and fuzzy" when it's black on white, without even a colour or two added.

opit

Rants can be overrated entertainment devices ; rather like the preacher reaching those who have chosen already to be sold. Read the comments section of any large blog for an earful. I like RSS aggregators on line. Bloglines and CNet Newsburst are easy to tailor searchers that you don't need to carry on your own computer. They also include suggested feeds. I'm 57 myself with less than 2 years into net exploration - no kids around !

Gene Wilburn

What a refreshing blog! Ranting is not a blogging necessity -- balance and reason, especially when presenting personal opinion, are mature, cultivated virtues. Excellent start and I'm looking forward to more.

OJ

Cool blog!

Personally I think
less ranting + more thinking/observing= better blog

Keep blogging dude!

OJ

Craig MacBride

Looking forward to future posts. Good luck with the new age of journalism.

mephotoguy

Ranting well or not is a state of mind. As I see it, you did well. And congratulations on venturing out bravely into the electronic world of writing. It is here and is the futre.

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