O2 and Symantec, both large, multinational corporations, awarded the Badge of Recognition to Dads & Things at WordPress. O2 is a European corporation, and Symantec the makers and vendors of Norton Antivirus. Our gratitude will be forever theirs.
Ruth and I, the owners and operators of the blog, two pensioners with small and limited incomes, feel duly humbled to be so recognized. After all, that budding version of our blog has had only, quite literally, a handful of blog entries and exactly 24 visits during the two weeks of its existence, of whom, without a doubt, most were by me.
Nevertheless, we are grateful for such undue recognition and feel truly overwhelmed, which, given the great disparity in our respective powers — those of two lowly pensioners vs. those of two large, billion-dollar corporations — is of course to be expected. Here it is:
Let’s see how this will play out. It certainly would be a good thing if I were not the only one posting and commenting there. Still, if O2 and Symantec can keep you out, who then is left to be kept away from our poisonous blog? Will Ruth and I be the only ones left…. (Will O2 and Symantec forbid us what to think, next?)
Mind you, you could of course post comments at http://blog.fathersforlife.org/ but, for heaven’s sake, that has been censored too, by the same corporations, as has been our website at http://fathersforlife.org/
So, what now? Never fear. You will not be censored by us at any of the venues mentioned above. Although some rules do apply, unlike the way things are at O2 and Symantec, where everything goes as long as it is politically correct, you may be politically incorrect as much as you want at our blogs. (Not true anymore. See addendum.)
There were a number of very damaging hacker attacks on our website, as well as that I could not manage anymore to moderate the responses at the blog, to keep the spam out. It appeared that the spam filters available to me provided openings to all sort of mischief that caused me far more work than I had time to cope with.
The blog is therefore closed to comments, but not all is lost. I do have a FB presence, and you are welcome to comment there, but, please, identify what a given comment relates to (use a pertinent quote from the source, and identify the URL of the page it came from).
If you wish to contact me privately, use a private message. That is more likely to get my attention than an e-mail message will. — Walter