The 3rd thing I do each morning right after my machine grinds up some beans and pushes hot water through them, is to sit down , open my laptop and scan the blogs.
I wonder if the bloggers out there know the importance they have in input into the state of current affairs?
Yesterday, one of my fellow bloggers posted information on the latest Arizona law as pertaining to immigration the posting followed with some informed discussion and even pretty expert synopsis of the subject.
Reading the interchange and comments from his blog made me think of the importance of this kind of interchange.
There was no name calling, no slurs, no out of control emotions....not at least that I was able to discern.
Interchange that has all but disappeared from daily life. Especially NOB. At least in Mexico one has time to sit down and talk and gossip on somewhat regular basis and converse.
It use to be that local newspapers were the carrier of this information.
Information that I had not seen in the online version of my "old local dwindling information newspaper".
You know budget cuts have made it necessary to reduce their staff to a very few people.
Hence advertisers understanding the impact of the Internet follow with their advertising dollars elsewhere.
It's a spiraling trend.
My business changed dramatically in the last 25 years, I never thought it would change the way it did, lucky that I didn't rely on that income stream the last few years.......
Anyway, there are about 2 dozen blogs that I read daily and sometimes twice a day depending on what's going on.
One blog written by a lady from LeCeiba Honduras was a must read on a daily basis since the shit hit the fan in Honduras last summer. My wife is from there and between her watching some Latin channels and reading several blogs there were great informational resources that unfortunately didn't match what CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX had to report.
I am surprised that someone has not created a more concise "read it here" site that organizes and presents the news as the residence see it.
There are a few global sites that pick a blog or two to represent a continent, but nothing really organized and well presented.
Probably no money in it, or otherwise there would be so many ads one would simply get inundated with drop down ads and well, you know what I mean.......
So, if no one has told you, yep you Bloggers, let me say Thank You, for providing informational resources and views, but objective and subjective which allow me to keep my open mind from shutting down.
Not too many of us open minded people out there anymore........At least ones that allow both sides of the story to be heard without going completely bonkers.
Bloggers also are a valuable resource for not only news, but local experiences that one will never get a chance to hear, experience or participate in.......Thanks for that too!
There are a few people that I have gone to enjoy and value as remote friends. One day I hope to meet many of them, in the meantime keep on writing and keep on Truckin.........( not all will get that one)
Signing off for now.
Out a here.