a blog by wallace winfrey

Re: the personal stuff written on this blog


I was recently contacted by a good friend who did not like something I had written on this blog, and they were quite upset about it.
I thought it might be a good time to state why I even write this blog. It started out as an easier way to maintain the “home page” I’ve had more or less since 1994. I thought it would be a clearinghouse for cool ideas I ran across (hence the name “mememiner”) but once I realized I didn’t really care to participate as an author of blog content on the level of say, a bigger blog, it became more of a place for my personal thoughts.
From time to time I am quite intimate and open about my hopes and fears on this blog, and the reason I do not restrict postings to “friends” on my LJ site is because I am not afraid to share my innermost feelings, warts and all, from time to time to the small readership that frequents this site.
If anyone thinks that I write blog posts with the intent of achieving ulterior motives, nothing could be further from the truth. I am simply keeping a journal of private thoughts, publicly. While you may be privy to them, that does not give you the right to unfairly judge me or assume that they are a jumping-off point for criticism. Well, judge all you want, just don’t expect to internalize any judgments you make as a result of reading something here.
Let me be clear: if you do not like what you read here, do not read here. It’s pretty simple. Please don’t expect me to change my behavior just because you developed a problem with something I wrote. I’m not writing for you, I’m writing for me.
And to the person who emailed me about the blog post, you are my friend and I admire and respect you, and I hope that you can move on, but I offer no apologies (except when I do, and not in this case).

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