Those of you who used to hang out at The Corner know this isn't my first time around the blogging block. I used to have a blog that was a nice mix of personal and political. Some of you were regular readers. We were linked in to Blog Net News, we and even got ranked once or twice.
After the 2008 election, I decided to delete the blog and take a break. This was for two reasons in equal part.
1. Time. I work a full time job. I have two beautiful children, two dogs, a husband. I'm busy. I have a life. It takes a lot of work to keep up with a blog, if you want it to be well-written and relevant. I haven't had this blog up more than a few weeks and already it's slipping in the quality I would like it to have.
2. Negative, nasty, rude bloggers. Seriously. There are people out there who think that because conversations or discussions are taking place in the blogosphere, it's ok to insult people's intelligence, call them names, send them nasty emails, and be generally hostile. This attitude started to piss me off more and more, and I finally decided it just wasn't worth the negative energy.
I tell you this because although Reversing the Handbasket is only an infant, it's days may be short. The things I found dreary in the last days of Corner of the Sky are already dragging me down. I'm tired. I don't have enough time. And the attitudes? Well, some people just got no clue how to address their fellow human beings.