I started my blog years ago because I was so ticked off with the Liberals and where our country was headed. I was appalled by the outright stealing of taxpayers money by Liberals in what we now call Adscam. If Adscam did anything, it motivated the normally silent Conservatives, like me.
I slugged away for a long time, one blog among thousands of others, getting 20 to 30 readers a day, thanks mainly to being on the Free Dominion roll, and the Blogging Tories roll. I spent a few years blogging to mainly myself, and a few dedicated readers, then I made it to what I call the "front page" of the Blogging Tories and my readership increased a hundred fold. That is the power of a dedicated Conservative blogging site, it attracts like people interested in hearing what other Conservatives have to say, but, there is a down side.
Lately my blog actually made it onto the National Post website, and I thank them for that, it was a great honour. The problem is that as soon as a Conservative blogger gets noticed, the lefty trolls come out in full force, leaving trash comments. There are days I don't even want to check my own blog because I see that lefties have linked to a post of mine, and I know the trolls are sure to follow.
I have tried ignoring them, arguing with them, and deleting comments because of swearing. They keep coming back and they never have relevant comments on my actual post, they attack me and my fellow Conservative posters personally. This is what the lefties do best, denigrate those that have opinions that are different from theirs. They try to weaken us by bombarding us with their lefty garbage, and sometimes they succeed, some good Conservatives bloggers have given up posting because it is too much trouble to fight them. Closing down comments is one means to shut them up, but it kills discussion and that is what makes a blog interesting, so it's not an option. Stop blogging? Why let the arrogant, "progressives" win? This is how they play the game, and they are used to winning it, they "protest" or sue anyone who disagrees with them.
What they fail to understand is that blogging has given Conservatives a power they have never had before, their voices are being heard over the MSM lefty tilted news. We do not have to listen to the TV news anymore, we can read the newspaper, then go to blogs to get a new view on the articles, a Conservative view.
So, after much thought, and many slurs and ugly comments from the lefties, I have decided to tell them.....I'm not going anywhere!
Next topics are Sarah Palin, abortion, ugly feminists, and has Bob Rae had a face lift. Other interesting topics will be: how to raise a family while making a huge salary, pickles, perogies and raspberry wine. Followed by, how to compost, capture rain water, and use solar power to grow your tomatoes. Oh, and once in awhile, I will post about how much I respect the job PM Harper is doing for all Canadians, and how lame the Liberals are on real issues that concern real Canadians.
Given that I can not comment on my own blog during work hours, I am counting on my readers to help me support the Conservative view, without getting into personal flame wars. Ignore the trolls.
Facts over emotion.