Hello everyone and sorry I am late with this today. It’s been one of those days. Serious computer problems. But everything is working good once again which is nice. This is a different kind of post for me. There has been a lot going on this summer with certain people bullying others. Plus people who try to make others write a certain way. You know, “you’re not doing this right, you should be saying this instead”. Or “I don’t think you should write like that, this is what you should write like”. And, “I think you should write your blog this way, say this instead of that”. Also, “you are totally wrong writing that, I don’t like it that way, this is what you should write about”. And there is much more that could be added.
But something we all need to remember is this simple fact, who’s blog is it? Is it your blog, or is it your reader’s blog? I am very thankful for my readers and all the support they have given me. But some like to complain saying that my blog isn’t what it should be. I’m talking several people. Not offering advice exactly, but just saying, this is what should be done. I don’t mind advice, given correctly, but even there, people need to be careful what they say. But for us as bloggers the first thing we need to remember is why are we blogging? We can’t possibly write something that everyone will like all the time.
And, remember, we can’t be someone we are not. For myself, I have a different way of writing. I don’t exactly follow the rules of good grammar. Or sentence structure. I write very plainly. That’s the way I am. If I tried to write like someone else, well, it just would not work out. It would be terrible actually. I doubt it would be good to read. It certainly would not be fun to write. For me, if writing isn’t enjoyable, then why would I do it?When I first started my blog 2 years ago, I had a goal in mind. That was to write a blog that was different. To make Steve’s Country a place to come and relax for a while. To leave the hurried pace of our daily lives behind for a few minutes. To help forget about stress for a little while. To help people focus on some good things, some beautiful things, some positive things. There is so much in this world that is negative. Steve’s Country is meant to focus on the positive side for a while. Plus, to make it a place that just might bring a smile to the faces of my readers. Maybe even a chuckle or two. Perhaps even roaring laughter. That was the objective of Steve’s Country right from the start. And still is.
And also a place to show some of God’s amazing natural world that is all around us, through photography. And it’s not just here at Steve’s Country. This whole world is full of amazing nature, with animals, plants, rocks, lakes, oceans, mountains, prairies, islands. It’s all there. And we really don’t need to look far to find it. You can even find it in a big city. It’s there. Just look.
That’s the purpose of Steve’s Country. A stress free place to relax, enjoy and smile. That’s also why I added that extra line under my name, “For a smile as wide as a country sunrise”. That’s me. That’s what I write, always have, always will. No changes in that. And from all the comments I know that’s what you like as well. Thank you all for that. All that to say, be you, not someone else, no matter what others might say.
Well, that’s my rant for today I guess. Just something I thought needed to be said. Thank you all for reading today, I hope you have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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