I want to say up front that Google doesn’t appreciate what I do. Their algorithm is prejudiced against me. They sometimes call me a “duplicate content provider”. Argh!!!
When I started my personal blog over ten years ago, I set a foundation for what it would be. The first foundation was that it would pattern what my primary literary hero Will Rogers did. One of Will’s more famous quotes is “All I know is what I read in the newspapers.” That is he took a topic for his articles from what he read and gave it his own twist. I believe I have pretty faithfully lived up to that idea.
The second foundation is that I want to give people different views of the world by presenting them with new sources of wisdom. Even this foundation goes by to Will Rogers. You see here a couple of his quotes about that. All of us should be constantly trying to learn from smarter people. We shouldn’t have to pee on every electric fence to learn our lessons in life. In that regard, I go out of my way to provide you with links to people that might expand your horizon as they did mine.
I think over the years I have directed hundreds of people to new sources of wisdom. I am proud of that fact, even if Google doesn’t agree. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t care to have tens of thousands of readers. I am more than happy to have a smaller group of wisdom seekers rather than a large group of ranters. That suits me just fine. Since it is coming up on the end of another year, I want to thank each and every one of my followers for letting me have a couple of minutes of your day. I appreciate that you think what I have to say is worth your time.