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democracy in action - The Villages

hutch0
Date: 2007-10-06 01:01
Subject: democracy in action
Security: Public
Location:home
Mood:amusedamused
Music:pink floyd
I just noticed that I've deployed the Honey Badger rather a lot tonight, and I apologise for that; I've had one of those weeks, and it has been one of those weeks for news, and it can't have been much fun for those of you (and I exempt the still sadly-LJless OJM here) who've been finding these posts on your fpages.
I've also, in the spirit of the (belated) first anniversary of the founding of The Villages, succumbed to a certain nostalgia and been going back through my old posts, and I don't think I've done all that badly in our first year, considering that thirteen months ago I didn't even know what an flist was. I think I almost got lyrical a couple of times, which is unusual for me.
But what do you think? Do I ramble too much? Do I just talk bollocks most of the time? I'm sensitive to the needs of the villagers (including those who haven't said hi and got a beer from the Village Cooler yet - you know who you are)
I'm not fishing for compliments; I really want to know. Is this stuff entertaining? How can I improve it? Should I be talking more about writing? About the London Underground? Is there still anyone out there interested in The Bedroom In The Sky? (because I could go on for days about that.) I'm determined that this little bucolic corner of the World Wide Web will be democratic (allowing for the fact that I intend to run it along similar lines to the Divine Right of KIngs) and I'm honestly interested in your opinions.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-10-07 21:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That sounds like a good rule.

The Village Pub has every beverage known to Man. And a few that are not.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-10-06 18:04 (UTC)
Subject: As though this tuppence-worth carries any weight (nor should it)
Blogs, for the most-part, pace along the creepy side the river of life IMHO. If they do not have specific purpose and useful focus, they remind me of private conversations being conducted VERY LOUDLY in the middle of a public place: yes, others don't have to listen, but conversants might appear to be a tad in need of attention. Blogs generally bring up one of the final scenes in "Horton Hears A Who" -- "We are here! We are here! We are here!" Why, yes, one is here... and there... and everywhere. Still, musing with neighbors while engaging in a project of local benefit and mutual inspiration seems like a much more constructive use of my time if no one else's.

Still and all, I read and will continue to read this blog because it assures me that a remotely located friend is alive and breathing, critiquing the world all the way. True to form.

-ojm
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-10-07 21:23 (UTC)
Subject: Re: As though this tuppence-worth carries any weight (nor should it)
Your tuppence-worth is always most welcome here, as you well know.

I've noticed some blogs (which shall have to remain nameless) which verge on being cults of personality, and I wanted to avoid that. Of course, my blog, my rules. But within that I like the idea of being part of a little community of like-minded folk.

I'm useless at keeping diaries - I'm the sort of person who gets given a new diary as a Christmas present and when I open it at the end of the next year it's just got one entry - `Got new diary as a Christmas present.' I'm astounded that I've posted as much here as I have this year, and even more astounded that a percentage of it still makes sense.
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