The hardest thing to come up with for a blog post is, believe it or not, the title of the post. For me, the topic is ridiculously easy to come up with. The title, on the other hand, incredibly hard. Because of the basic understanding I have with a dictionary and a thesaurus, I avoid using certain combination of words and phrases that would imply, however indirectly, saying goodbye.
I do not wish to say goodbye. In fact, let me state unequivocally that the only way I would say goodbye, would be if I was to drop dead. Of course, that would necessitate someone coming onto my blog and saying, "My name is such and such, it is my sad duty to say that (my real name) aka G has gone to meet his maker."
I would hope that before it reaches that point, that I would remember to leave detailed instructions on how I would want this blog (and others) to be taken care of.
Now, with that being said, let's continue this post with a more upbeat tone, shall we?
The title of this post is a combination of things. "Negative Trajectory" is a phrase I pulled from one of my favorite comic strips, Calvin and Hobbes; "Positive Flat Line" is simply the opposite of the first phrase. Put them together and you got an oxymoron.
And now, a couple of general observations from the world of me.
1} I went blog surfing a couple of months ago and found ten new blogs to read. It took me about six hours, over the course of two days, simply because for every six blogs I came across, five of them were either in Spanish, Portuguese, Indian, or some other wonderful language that I have absolutely no clue on. Out of these ten blogs, the following has happened to them:
Two that I decided to comment on have reciprocated and have chosen to become followers. I have in turn, reciprocated that gesture and now feature their blogs as links on mine (Caffeine is Life and Dog In The Hole Studio); Two others I have commented on have chosen not to respond to the comments, which is fine. All bloggers are unique when it comes to running their blogs; Three others I have chosen not to comment on and instead have been simply lurking in the background reading; One got nuked because I decided it didn't really interest me anymore (I nuked it because he had a strange habit of simply making a title and pasting a link), and the last one was nuked for me.
2} Some blogs actually don't like differing viewpoints. I came across a couple of blogs that are, for the lack of a better phrase, left of center. As in, so heavily skewed to the Democrat viewpoint that one might get the impression that the blog is an extension of MoveOn.org or the Huffington Post.
Whatever. Anyways, with one blog, I'm sort of welcomed, but time will tell whether or not the welcome mat will be yanked. The other blog has basically thrown down the gauntlet and said in response to comment of mine, "I come from an old political family, so don't mess with me."
Like WTF?? I make an innocuous comment and the owner says, "Don't mess with me!" What kind of bullshit is that?? I mean, I can give the same lame excuse of "I come from a political family myself. My late father was a heavy player in local politics, ran two successful mayoral campaigns and was a conservative Democrat." So does that make me better than you?
Anyways, we shall see where we wind up going with this one. Trying to read it is usually an exercise in futility, simply because the blogger writes like a southern cracker hyped up on crystal meth.
Up next: The W.i.P.'s