I recently spotted the little comments war that sprouted up at the M-M-M-My Pomona blog, inclusive of two articles, one and two. Basically someone going by “Anonymous,” who apparently also happens to domicle in Pomona, somehow did an internet search for “Pomona” and discovered some content they objected to on the M-M-M-My Pomona blog, and they decided to vent in the comments section that such things SHOULD NOT be blogged about Pomona. This is quite the interesting take, as I know on my blog here, I try to keep the tenor of it pretty deep into the positive side of things. Still, should other things be blogged about? My answer is, absolutely yes.
You can blog about whatever content you want, but the “perspective” you take on that content is the most important thing. In the article, they were actually community members who were blogging about spreading knowledge about a specific, difficult situation, and trying to respond as best and wellest as they could. And for that, praise be to all those on the M-M-M-My Pomona blog.
Along those same lines as ‘perspective is more important than content,’ the comments left by “Anonymous” were objections to content. As I see it, when you’re on the internet, doing a search for anything, you can find literally ANY content. If you’re looking for it, you’re probably going to find it.
Blogs are a fantastic internet resource for news and information, including the M-M-M-My Pomona blog, if “Anonymous” doesn’t want to see or notice specific content, they simply shouldn’t focus on it. The information superhighway is a big place — and you’re gonna find specific content, if you’re looking for it. What they should do is either shift their perspective of the content, or just don’t look for the content.
As I’ve blogged about here, I have recently done a bit of travelling up to northern California and it somehow came into noticing in my travels lots and lots of people smoking marijuana. But strangely, in my little life here in Pomona — I don’t know of ANYBODY who smokes it, none of my friends, nobody I know of. But then I was chatting with a housemate the other day and ze told me that people all over our neighborhood in Lincoln Park smoke it. Where are they… I have no idea!!!! But quite honestly, I’m not really looking for it, it’s not something important to me.
If you’re looking for it, you’re probably going to find it. And even if you do, then, of course, respond the wellest you know how. And hey, it’s the wellest!