In the 7 months I have been blogging, parts of my blog have appeared on 6 different occasions in other local blogs around the region. Sometimes they are complimentary, usually they are not. The most common complaint appears to be that I write 'feel good' articles.
I write about many and varied issues; politics, parenting and current affairs. I write about my views and those of the people in my immediate area. I write about the things that are affecting the people in my community.
My primary purpose in writing this blog was to galvanise those people into action to affect change where change is needed. The best way to do that, is with positive direction.
I could write about all of the negative parts of every issue that we in the community are facing. I could write about the despair and hopelessness that is everywhere you look. I could even write feature articles about things we can't, or won't change. Frankly, I see no point in doing that.
There are plenty of blogs that focus on those aspects of our lives. Plenty of media avenues that fill their pages or airways with the dreary, depressing nature of the way we live. Why would I choose to follow that same path and compound the constricting nature of that method of doing things?
Everything I write has hope. Every article has a bright side. It's how I choose to live. If I can't offer a solution (even a slightly naive one) or a positive direction then I haven't achieved what I set out to do. I am sick and tired of reading articles that inform the public of all that is wrong and never try to offer a way to make it right. Who wants to live in that world? Not me!
Change is possible. Change is necessary. Change should never be put in the 'too hard basket'. Nor should we ever be led to believe that because we aren't in a position of power we are unable to make those changes happen ourselves.
After reading the comments made by others I have come to the realisation that they are completely truthful and actually quite complimentary. After all.......who doesn't want to feel good?