When I launched my website in November 2016 I included a blog, Just Sayin’. I didn’t actually plan to use it that much but then days later Trump was elected. Surprise! Suddenly there seemed quite a lot to talk about. I blogged actively for 8 or 9 months. It was fun, but eventually I pulled back. Work and life were busy and demanded my attention.

I’ve weeded out that early blog retaining a few of the more notable posts during that first phase of my blog — I call it Just Sayin’ Classic, a handle I borrowed from Coca-Cola! Check it out.

Just Sayin’ 2.0

Before long I found I still had the itch to write and express myself, so here we are: Just Sayin’ 2.0.

Why now? A friend from college read my Inauguration Day post — ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Trump… Or Do They?‘ — for the first time last week and sent the most generous feedback. She reminded me how much I value this platform.

Blogging provides an opportunity to really delve into subjects in a way that isn’t possible on Facebook. The format and technology of the platform doesn’t really support long posts. Plus, most people like me have a wide spectrum of friends. Not everyone wants to be bothered with posts on hot political topics or religion, especially if they don’t agree.

With a blog I can say what I want, take my time doing it, reference citations, add pictures and videos — and only those who really want to see it need to be exposed.

People who know me know that I love talking politics. And I love debate. It’s boring just living in an echo chamber of one’s own ideas. But I also believe in civil and respectful discourse. That will be the rule here. As long as we do that, all comments and discussion are welcome. Like the expression says, “We can disagree without being disagreeable.”

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back. I look forward to it.

Typewriter in title image courtesy of Alan Seaver / machinesoflovinggrace.com

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