My last post, which had this name ended up giving the wrong impression of where I stood. I don’t mean that writing about yourself and sharing your thoughts and troubles is a waste of time. Far from it. What I do mean is this. Sometimes , by visiting Blogs over a period of time you feel a warmth somewhere akin to friendship for those who also visit you on a regular basis. You read their blogs and in them you can discover something which gives your heart a wrench. Normally if friends have a difficult time I am one of the first to express my sympathy and see if I can give any practical help or advice.
In Blogland, in the main, and certainly for the short time I have been part of it, much as I can feel a sympathy for someone’s heartache or predicament I feel there is very little I can do about. I might write them a personal email to the address but even then I am aware I may be invading their privacy and end up signing my heartfelt expression of sympathy or support with a cautious, “Best wishes” or “Yours sincerely” which somehow indicates that we can feel for each other but I cannot presume that means I can count you among my friends. Can I converse freely and express admiration or affection without stepping over boundaries. What I was trying to say was not the expression of any heartache was just howling at the moon but that I wish could do more to help. I was working on the post when I hit “Publish” instead of “Save Draught” meaning the thoughts went out to my subscribers before I had managed to get them properly organised. Such is my technical ability I am always glad that I am not in charge of the countries nuclear deterrent. Apologies for any misunderstanding