Hey guys, I'm writing a gold-oriented post that will probably pop up later this afternoon, once folks have had time to get a glance at this one; I don't want to bury it too soon. But yes, gold post coming very soon.
I just wanted to take a few moments to state a stance and clear some things up.
- There have been some strong responses to my most recent post about bloggers being people too, and I'm glad to see so many people appreciate bloggers. =] I have to admit I've had some unhappy feelings surrounding blogging recently and hearing overwhelming support has been great.
- A few of the later comments have dealt with the use of the response to my WT application. I will say nothing was taken out of context that it was given to me in; the original quote may have been taken out of context, but it was the full quote that I received. It was one of several reasons, not the only reason, which I was declined. I've known this, but the other reasons had nothing to do with the post. The post wasn't "WT application process and my problems with it," the post was about how bloggers are judged differently in the gold making community, and the quote provided seemed to support that theory.
- A small handful of people said they were now reconsidering applying to the Wind Traders. Don't reconsider. If it's something that interests you: Do it! I found that, for many reasons which I provided to Sterling and really don't need to be brought into the public view, it was not the place for me and so I declined the generous invitation. It was not a place for me personally, but that's not to say it is a bad place, just not a Faid place! They are amazingly knowledgable, and through every step of the application process Sterling was incredibly kind and an upstanding individual, something I believe is true of most Wind Traders and folks over at the Consortium. Don't let anything I've said here deter you; if you have ever wanted to apply then do so!
- I'm going to see if I can lock comments to the previous post. While I appreciate everyone's comments I feel I've said my piece and gotten that off my chest. I want to get back to blogging about gold and let that post get buried. Thank you all for allowing me to vent; now on with the regularly scheduled programming.