When I started this blog I was just doing it for myself, just trying to vent my frustrations and expectations on a keyboard. Then I got caught up in the whole hit counter craziness. My only excuse is that I want to be informative. I want to let people know what's going on, from fellow Canadians to foreigners. In the beginning it seemed strange because I assumed everybody watched the news, read the paper or listened to the radio. I assumed they cared enough about their country to know what the heck was going on around them.
I have since been corrected of my naive hopes. One family changed this for me significantly when I discovered they didn't seem to care about the news. I was used to discussing politics and recent events with my family. So for the first time ever, I hungered for intellectual conversation. So I was hanging onto this blog by my chewed fingernails.
I do try to present current news combined with my wacky humour. I do try to present accurate information but there are times when I haven't done my homework and someone calls me on it. I mean, just look at the Kitseault post I did. I doubt that Adam Daniel Mezei ever looked at my blog again because of the way I tried to cover my ass and make excuses. But hey, you make excuses, you sweep a few bodies/scandals/screw-ups under the rug and you move on.
So in a way I'm glad this blog is pretty secluded. I mean, the only reader I seem to have is Canada Dave. At least I know I'm not talking to myself here. I do appreciate feedback though. Then I can get a sense of what other people think of the situation and find out whether I'm out on a limb or not.
I don't have any plans on stopping though. While it's become more of a commitment than something fun, it makes me read every newspaper I can get my hands on; I'm actually watching hockey games rather than just hearing it from people; I appreciate the CBC and it's return because of it's distinct Canadianess and inspiration for posts.