Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wrestling with a Couple of Things
I don't know about y'all but sometimes when I go to bed at night and I turn the lights out and think I am about ready to go to sleep my mind starts running at 100 miles per hours. Not just little thoughts about day to day things, well sometimes it's like the day to day things. But the last few nights I find myself with my thoughts just running and running.
The first issue has to do with sharing my blog. I have a whole list of people who I send an email to whenever I update either of my blogs. Not all the same names are the same on both lists. And specifically I have been thinking of who I send this blog to and thinking I want to take some of those names out of that email list. You may be asking yourself why would I want to remove someone from that list? Well I wonder if the people on my list really want to know what I am thinking about, what is going on in my life, what issues I struggle with or is it that I want them to know all those things about me, about my family, about my job. And that therein lies the problem - if people who really wanted to know about me, about my family, about my job, about my life would they not contact me in some way. Many people on this list I communicate with on Facebook, via the telephone, email or snail mail but there are a handful that I never communicate with and so I wonder why do I keep sending them the emails. If someone really wanted to be a part of my life, wouldn't you they would at least acknowledge an email or a blog post once in awhile.
I am sure I will struggle with this issue for a while longer, but if you stop hearing about postings on my blog via email that would mean that I am not struggling with that issue any more. What do you think? Do I just blindly keep sending emails to people to let them know when I post or do I clean up my list? I am not sure what I am going to do - guess I will keep mulling things over. And then I wrestle with if someone really wants to know what I am up to they could choose to follow along on my blogs. I know people can do that because I have 101 followers on The Wandering Workentins and there are over 15 followers on this blog. Thoughts, suggestions, ideas?
The other issue I have been struggling with is a moral issue. IF you know someone has done something very wrong and others know about that wrong and those others were affected by that wrong but no one reports that wrong to the appropriate people (the authorities) do you just continue to go along with them and not say or do anything? I know I am being somewhat vague about this and I am sorry about that BUT until I can wrestle with my own mind about what to do it is best that way. I would just like some feedback or thoughts on this very vague issue.
That's all from this brain for now. Hope you are all doing fine.
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