Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My Blog, My Opinions, My Rules

The time has come again for me to post my little set of rules for this blog.

First, it's mine. Everything on this blog, with the exception of the comments, comes out of my head. These are my opinions. I don't apologize for them and I don't make excuses. You may or may not agree with me, but every reader here needs to remember that everyone is entitled to their opinions. This is my forum for mine. If you have opinions you'd like to see on a blog somewhere, put up your own. Don't leave snerty comments on mine. Remember, this blog is not a democracy. It's more like a monarchy and I am the Queen B. ;o)

Second, with regards to comments: I don't mind dissenting opinions if they are put forth in a rational and well thought out manner. I've been known to post them when they come across. Hell, if your argument is rational enough, I may even change my mind. Stranger things have happened. Telling me to get a life or chill out or loosen up, however, is not a rational argument. These types of comments get the attention they deserve - which is to say, a quick trip to the circular file. If you have something you'd like to refute, pick up a copy of A Rulebook for Arguments, look at all the logical fallacies therein, and if anything in your refutation falls into any of those categories, don't bother leaving a comment.

Third, I promise to try and keep to these rules myself. I know I do occasionally rant, but even then I try my damnest to not be nasty. I don't single people out by name (except in cases where other more well-known blogs have pointed out something obvious - like with Cassie Edwards and her plagiarism). I don't call people names unless it's in a very general way. I don't get personal. I ask that you do the same while you're here. (One caveat to this rule, though. If I, for some reason, stray from these rules that is my perogative. If you disagree, see rule #1.)

Fourth, while those comments I allow to post often follow my own opinions, they are not mine. If you disagree with something said in the comments, take it up with the commenter. I won't allow flame wars in my comments.

Having said all that, let me welcome you to read and enjoy my blog. If you find you can't enjoy it, there are plenty of other places for you to play. Find one of them and have fun. Life's too short not to enjoy the things you do. I enjoy blogging. I enjoy the many wonderful people I've met through this endeavor, and I look forward to meeting many more.

Wherever you are, have a wonderful day and in the words of Red Green "Keep your stick on the ice."


Alex Andronov said...

The big question is, do you get to wear a crown as Queen B and if so what does it look like?

B.E. Sanderson said...

No crown, but it has its own rewards. =o)

Kristen Painter said...

I love Red Green. ;)

I can't imagine what cheesed you off, but honestly, it IS your blog. Do with it what you will, as it were.

I know I do with mine.