In the past couple of days I’ve gotten a few emails from a person I really think the world of. This woman is smart, sweet and well meaning but for the sake of answering what some may be thinking collectively in one post instead of individual emails I’ll address some of their concerns here.
This woman has been bothered by the potty humor or cursing that sometimes appears on GMG, written mainly by me. She went on to tell me that she fears I’ll lose the GMG audience and it reflects poorly on me and the town.
Here is my respectful response to my friend who was bothered by the What Would You Do? post yesterday-
I’m sorry you didn’t find it amusing but I did. Maybe that’s what my humor level is- like a third grader. The blog had the highest amount of hits in one single day ever just yesterday, the day you wrote this email.
I appreciate all your comments and have the highest respect for you but I won’t compromise what the blog is to try to please everyone and bastardize it in a way to make it sterile and uninteresting from my perspective. If I was getting paid to sell out my style and be the face of the city or the chamber of commerce or some other business group I would write it from that perspective but that isn’t what GMG is or ever promised to be.
The tag line from day one has been “My view from the dock” and if the potty humor or the not-so-pretty side of things bothers you then I don’t know what to say except I will not compromise what I’m writing or posting for the sake of anyone. It is what it is- the good, bad and ugly.