please visit…#2

My ongoing challenge to you, dear readers, will be to “please visit” other blogs in the WordPress community. There are literally millions of others whose voices want to be heard. I can’t guarantee you’ll love all that you “hear.” But they will definitely broaden your outlooks, as they’ve already begun to enlarge and in many cases, enhance, mine.

One of the better advantages of the internet, I find, is the capacity to meet people I would otherwise never know. Not only that, but be allowed inside their private world, be privvy to their innermost thoughts, probably be told things that not even those they hold dearest and nearest know. It’s mind-blowing, if you think of it.

Mark Zuckerberg at South by Southwest in 2008.

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Which came first, blogging or facebooking? I don’t know, but they both serve a great purpose, social networking. Although I’m not an avid Facebooker, since blogging occupies the majority of my computer time, there’s no denying that Facebook has risen to the top of the ranks in social influence. Its millions of users are able to change the course of history with a click of their computer keys. Who knew that it would be a global power player? Maybe Mark Zuckerberg had the tiniest inkling when he founded the media Goliath.

A man wearing a tin foil hat

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But my ramblings about social networking are to largely encourage you to visit 3 sites I’ve recently discovered. Beyond a small introduction, I’ll let you discern more about the bloggers for yourselves. “Ramblings of an Emmett” is a single mom’s adventure. She writes from the heart, and shares moments of joy, as well as frustrations. A recent post about her dad resonated with me. “Haleywhitehall” writes beautifully of sweet remiscences. There’s a light and airy feel to her blog. I don’t recollect that she rants about causes, as I’m oft inclined to do. And finally, “Beneath the Tin Foil Hat,” which I’ve just now discovered is poised to take on any ultra-conservatives among you. He makes no bones about being a liberal, probably as left-wing as he can get. I can sense a big heart beneath his brawn. He and I agreed that the current NFL-management money brouhaha is much ado about greed. As I’ve said before, athletes like professional dancers, get paid “peanuts” by comparison, but show up for work every day because of their passion for their job. I wonderΒ if these over-paid, over-coddled, self-aborbed football players would perform for “peanuts,” for the love of the game? What do you think?

go become a “site-seer”…notice my new gizmo in the right side bar of my blog…it’s still getting “up to speed”…hugmamma.

9 thoughts on “please visit…#2

  1. Pingback: Thank you WordPress « Ramblings of an Emmett

  2. I enjoyed this article. Thanks for sharing these blogs and why you like them. I wanted to respond to your question regarding playing for the love of it and not just for the big bucks. I’d like to think a lot of them would, and I’ll use the indoor arena league as an example. The guys in that league are paid very little and often work second jobs to make ends meet. Yet they show up to practice and give it their all every game for pure love of the sport. We have a great indoor league in Cincinnati with two great quarterbacks who fell just shy of being able to play in the NFL. These guys rock, as do several other members of the team, and they do it for a lot less fanfare and peanuts! You’ll find the same of the full tackle female leagues. We also have one of those and those women work their butts off!

    It’s a shame that the bloated salaries of the NFL have made it about money rather than love of the game. Most importantly, they’re letting their fans down by quibbling over their own greed!


    • Yeaaayyy! Another voice for the underpaid athletes!!! I’m in favor of super-star athletes giving a “hand up” to their struggling peers, and setting aside some of their megabucks to assist those who play for “peanuts.” I think it’s called “giving back to the community,” and maybe “paying it forward,” at the same time. I wish these millionaire ball players could see beyond their own bank accounts, to the paltry paychecks of those in it for the love of their game, or art form.

      from my lips to the ears of the NFL gods…hugmamma. πŸ˜‰


        • I know. If only good ideas had a way of being channeled into immediate action. Unfortunately it’s ultimately up to those with their hands on the purse strings. But there’s no harm in continuing to mention such thoughts. You never know…hugmamma. πŸ˜‰


    • I must warn you that a brother of mine might come-a-calling. He’s an ultra-conservative who loves, loves, loves to debate. Like you, he’s got a huge heart, but he’s got a mind that’s intellectualizing 24/7. So be kind, if you can.

      hugs for subscribing…hugmamma. πŸ˜‰


      • Hee hee. Not a problem. I love to debate as well. I know my blog tends to lack a social filter, but I can maintain a civil tongue when it’s called for πŸ™‚


        • Sent my bro your URL and suggested he check you out. I’ve not heard from him in a little bit, so not sure if he’s logged into wordpress recently. He’s an avid radio talk show listener, and caller. So he must be keeping company with the likes of Rush Limbaugh, a favorite of his. Yuck!!! My brother’s in his early 70’s, so if he “knocks on your door,” you’ve got your work cut out for you. ha, ha.

          hugs…hugmamma. πŸ˜‰


hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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