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Monday, September 29, 2014

"To blog or not to blog..?"( Kimo's world #34)

James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in
 Kapa'a with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby

Kimo's world #34

To blog or not to blog

To blog or not to blog, that is the question?

Writing a blog  can be  uncomfortable. I write my opinions knowing someone is always in trouble for something said on social media. Knowing that I will be misread by some; others won't get  my tongue-in-cheek cynicism or sarcasm. And then there is always that one out there who just loves a witch hunt.

There are times I start writing, only to back space and delete. How do I articulate this comment so no one is offended but it still gives my pointed opinion? And there it is. If you blog, you accept the reality that someone is trying to take a few words out of context and put on a spin.

"Kimo believes this." "Kimo said that." I have felt so uncomfortable the last few months I had thoughts of taking a rest from Dakinetalk. I could say it was a great experience and now on to a new hobby.

Dakinetalk blog has produced  nearly 1400 blogs in the last five years. That's a lot of blogging. Even on days there are no blogs, dakinetalk still reaches 200 plus hits from  many of the past blogs archived on Google and other search engines.

So I pondered all this, all that has been said and I realized I still love this blogging thing. Despite the worries of putting my thoughts out there flapping in the breeze like clothes on the line.

Besides, If I  quit  where would  the critics go to take out aggression and  bully? If I  give it up then some other poor blogger will inherit them. And that's not aloha.

Blog on!

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Chester "Unc" Lau said...

can not please everybody as proven by multiple political parties,you are given the inalienable right to express your opinions ,other passionate religions express their rights by sectarian wars

KimoRosen said...

I forgot to add you must develop a thick skin to be a writer these days. Comment boards can be cruel.

Debbie Eayrs said...

I fed the fish after I read your blog!

KimoRosen said...

Yes Deb, Thanks! However what did you think of da blog?

Rick Comstock said...

Jimbo.... I see the picture now. You walking Kapaa Town with a sandwich board sign over your shoulders...Front says "BLOGGER INSIDE" back side says "KICK ME"

Anonymous said...

BLOG all you want — just work on your graphics / get an environmental vocabulary

not COMFORT FOOD - but CRAP FOOD that destroys the EARTH and clogs your arteries

Rick Comstock said...

Nice blog... hopefully many could have fun in the comments section for this. But as truth goes so will the ones that only know how to grumble.

Debbie Eayrs said...

It was good!

Harmony Bentosino said...

Blogging- it's a dirty job,but someone's got to do it!
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KimoRosen said...

Harmony, That's why they pay me the big bucks! ;-)