Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Goodbye, Filter

I've resolved to not make any resolutions.
I can't remember the last time I did and I don't really care either way.
One thing I do need to do, and it's so not a resolution, is to stop writing with a filter.
.....I'll wait for you to pick yourself up of the floor and stop laughing.........

I dislike the fact that even when I ramble and shamble over here that I always have the nagging notion that this person or that person won't like what I write.  Or that this other person may have started reading, or that someone else will stop reading this.

Part of what bothers me so very much about this is that if you've ever met me - in person - then you know that I will always say what's on my mind.  Regardless of whether or not it's popular opinion. So, to not do that here is more than a little silly.

So, be afraid, be very afraid.  Ok, no that's not a threat, not really.  Because I also know that some of the people I'm concerned about would never ever confront me about something I wrote that they didn't like.

What can you expect to be different?
More snark.
Less fluff.
More bitch.

2012 Let's mess this place up.

26 comments:

Michael said...

Thank you. Your's is quite good too. Tear down that filter though. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I never liked gefilter fish anyways.
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Jennifer said...

What can you expect to be different?
More snark.
Less fluff.
More bitch.


Von for Now... Filter-less and Fully Saturated!

It'll be like French press coffee!!! Yay!!

When do we get the first post??

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

LOL.

I am a bit nervous....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

2012 Let's mess this place up.


Well, we've gotten THAT done; what's next?

fish said...

Von's new avatar.

Von said...

I get it, but I kinda like my Valkyries everyone gave me last time.
I think I'll stay Elinore.
Z? Nervous? No worries.

Michael - Welcome!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Z? Nervous? No worries.

I don't want to get any entrails on me.

Jennifer said...

I thought she was the Nuance Hammer?!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Goodbye, Filter

I dunno, I always kind of liked Filter...

Didja know that the guy from Filter is the brother of the dude that played the 'quicksilver' Terminator?


[often I wonder if I could have cured cancer if I didn't have all this useless music trivia rattling around my noggin.]

mikey said...

The thing is, writing is different. You're right that you shouldn't consider who thinks what. But you're wrong in thinking your audience doesn't matter. They are the point. But you need to understand that they WANT to hear you speak your heart, they want to hear what you think, and they want to buy into what you draw them into...

Kathleen said...

I remember smoking no filter in college. terrible.
this will be better.

Von said...

Sorry, Mikey, But WHERE did I say that the audience does not matter?

Sure, many many times, when I'm considering a post, I'm thinking about what stories/topics my readers would find value in or be entertained by, but the audience doesn't really dictate teh space.

Plus, I only consider the bloggerhood, which is NOT the people I'm talking about in the post. I'm talking about the silent stalkers.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'm not so silent.

Hmpf. I left a content-heavy answer to the "iPod vs. iPad" question in the older post, but it went wonky or something and I am much too lazy to do it again.

Von said...

Damn it.
As far as the iPad/iPod debate - I think it's over. I spoke to my boss, who knows that I really want an iPad.
She said that the gift cards don't expire, so I should just wait until I have enough to get what I really want.
AKA - she will let the team know that for bday/holiday and any other appreciations, she'll be getting me apple gift cards. So, I learn the art of patience.

Von said...

I AM the Nuance Hammer.
I can be all four seasons in one day.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

the iPad is awesome. the games are much better too.

There are some nifty guitar-oriented apps too.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Von for Now... Filter-less and Fully Saturated!

Von's got electrolytes... WHAT PLANTS CRAVE!!!

Kathleen said...

I just queued up my inherited ipod touch this morning.

mikey said...

Sorry, Mikey, But WHERE did I say that the audience does not matter?

I think it was in mikeyworld. I find it much easier to post thoughtful responses if I respond to stuff I make up.

It's easier, and I can't ever be wrong! What, prithee, is the downside?

And you should know two things. First, Prithee does not get the red line of spelling under it, didn't see that coming, and second, WV is angst. Feel it. Live it..

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I find it much easier to post thoughtful responses if I respond to stuff I make up.

[making notes....]

blue girl said...

More authentic in 2012! Can't argue with that.

Jennifer said...

Well... we're waiting!?! Let the floodgates open!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I even taunted the Nuance Hammer in my post.

Von said...

Ok, y'all need to chill.
I didn't say I was going to start word vomiting IMMEDIATELY.
Geesh.
Gotta go read Z's post. NOW.

Brando said...

Will this blog be changing to "Von Forever, MoFos!"?