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Update 7/19/11
Thanks for the comments that have been left.
Just so that you know, I am not asking because
I have some deep dark secrets, or problems that
need to be resolved or absolved.  I just
wanted to know if it would be hurtful or offensive
to readers, if I spoke my mind on political,
religious, or other “moral/value” issues,
here on Libby’s Library…or if I should just keep this
blog as a giveaway / review / public service blog,
and use my other blogs as an outlet for more
personal expression.
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This is kind of how I’ve felt lately.

I sometimes wish that I was a turtle, 
so that when I get frustrated, I could just crawl into my shell…
shut out the world, “ignore it” and make “it” go away.

 I don’t know if I should use this blog as a vehicle 
to help support some of my true passions.
I’m not a particularly controversial type of person,
but I do have very strong religious and political beliefs.
(By now you all have probably figured out that I’m
very conservative, but I don’t think that I’ve made 
any comments on candidates, or specific issues concerning
the government and congress…
and I don’t remember having mentioned the fact that 
I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
But then, I don’t remember what I had for lunch today.)
I  have my own set of morals, values, and ethical standards.
(I’m pro life, can’t abide by child, or animal abuse, believe that the family unit is sacred,  abhor the use of most
4 letters words, and really don’t want to see anyone’s butt crack when I’m trying to do my grocery shopping.)
I do not claim to be a perfect person, by any means, 
but I would like to believe that I try to be kind
and respectful of others and of their beliefs,
and their right to their beliefs.

I do have other blogs, but Libby’s Library has the 
largest following, and thus will reach the most readers.

What do you, my readers, think?
Can I “air” my feelings here, without hurting feelings,
and turning people away?
Is there a line that needs to be drawn on blogs such as this?
Do I need to only use my more personal blogs,
to express my concerns and beliefs about certain topics,
and keep Libby’s Library as JUST 
a giveaway and review blog?

I really really want to know how you feel about this.
You are why I’m here.
You are the ones that have helped to make 
Libby’s Library grow.

I’ve been absent a lot lately, due to health and 
emotional reasons, and I apologize for that.
Life often seems to get in my way of accomplishing 
all that I want to do, and what I feel like I should, or have to do.
I’ve let me artistic side slide, and that tends to 
stunt my ability to follow through.
I’ve kind of shut down, and need a kickstart,
to get back in the groove again.

So put on your stomp’n boots.
Let me know what you think.
Be brutally honest.
(But not nasty, as I cry easily.)
Leave your thoughts..inquiring minds want to know.

I'm disturbed and confused, and need your insight!

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0 thoughts on “I'm disturbed and confused, and need your insight!

  1. You need to just be you. I think that's when person does their best writing. When they are themselves and not necessarily writing for someone else's approval. If they don't like it, they don't have to read today and can come back tomorrow. Or you can become one of those other blogs out there.

  2. I think that readers of blobs come to expect insightful, well-said opinions. Despite the tendency for for some to do so in a crude manner, in can be so as to enlighten the reader and give them something powerful to "chew" on.

  3. I agree with you on many of your views and beliefs. I never paint myself into a corner with my blog. When people ask me what it's about I have to say it's about "my life, my business, reviews, giveaways, and whatever else I feel like I want to write about. I generally don't post about my deep down beliefs unless I have to. I tend to be very very non-confrontational and I don't want an argument. I am ok with disagreements, but sometimes people can get nasty. I usually write what I feel and say "I am ok with hearing your opinion but please be kind".

    I have found that this year since I have written more about my life and the giveaways/reviews, my blog has taken off a lot more. People want to hear about it. You will also find there might be a lot more people who agree with you too.

  4. Even though I don't share your beliefs (I am an atheist, pro-choice and have very liberal political views), I think that this is your blog and you should be entitled to write on any subject you wish. As long as it's done in a respectful manner in regards of your followers who don't necessarily share your beliefs (like you said in your post) and your readers are respectful of your views, I don't see any problem. I really like that you published a post about your concern, it shows how important your readers are to you.

  5. I say you should speak your mind. The great thing about blogging is that you should be able to write what's on your mind. If I'm reading a blog and I come across something I don't agree with I just skip to the next post. I don't completely stop following the persons blog. I say BE YOU!!! If you lose blog followers becuase of it then of well 😉 It's your blog and you can 'cry' if you want too!!!

  6. Speak your mind. It is your blog. If someone doesn't like it, they can go somewhere else. If I find a blog that has said anything that I totally disagree with, I leave it. So what, they are free to do the same with me. I am so tired of the PC crowd–say what you like!

    Also, I love to hear that you will reach middle age at 100! My husband and I are going to live to be 150!

  7. I too am disabled and spend much time in pain. i have found that when something comes up that i am really passionate about, if i post it, i feel better. stress help neither of us. stuffing, does worse. so voice your opinion and thoughts. make it clear that it is your opinion only and you will read and leave up postings that are civil and respectful as you are trying to be. i think it is with civil discourse we can become a united country once again.

    the greatest statement i heard in high school (1963) was a definition of freedom: freedom is the right to swing as far and wide as you can without bumping into the freedom of another.

    an older one says something about: i may not agree with it but i will defend to the death your right to say it….i have added a caudicel to it about civility as screaming and yelling and hatefulness just turn me off.

    ps…please post more about your service dog!!!

  8. Libby,
    Speak your mind, gal! That's the kind of blog I love to read! I already know we agree on lots, and not so much on some, and that is quite alright!

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