This Editorial will be Boring and Mundane to many of the Readers, but, from Time-To-Time, I like to let people know what Galganov.com is all about. So, I apologize if it is not up to your usual Editorial Standards and Expectations.
I’ll try to make the next one more exciting.
A couple of Housekeeping Points:
1 – Unlike virtually all other BLOGS . . . I make a huge effort to make Galganov.com Interactive between myself and the people who read what I write. I really like the personal contact and interaction.
2 – I read all the comments, and from time-to-time, I add my own comment to comments. But it is only from time-to-time, since there are just so many hours in the day, and I’m using them all up.
3 – I try to read all the emails I receive, unless they are too long or are insulting. Then I just click delete. For reasonable emails, if I can respond . . . I do .
4 – When people COMMENT, everyone has to use decorum. No vulgar words. No personal attacks or insults against what someone wrote in the Comment Section.
5 – And also from time-to-time . . . people who comment are missing some PROFILE information, such as the City and/or State/Province where they live. And when this happens, I send a personal request for the information update to be sent by REPLY MAIL, because, without a Complete Profile, the Person making the Comment will not be able to stay on the Galganov.com Directory in the future.
Writing, Editing, Reading, Responding, Managing and Promoting this BLOG, has become a FULL-TIME ENDEAVOR . . . and in terms of my time, it has become all encompassing, which is not a complaint by any means.
More than a dozen years ago, when I started writing Galganov.com, it was really for myself, which gave me a personal venue to vent, and when people would occasionally criticize me aggressively or rudely for some of the things I would write, my response was always the same . . . IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT – DON’T READ IT, because in the final analysis, I am writing for me – NOT FOR YOU.
But the world has changed since then . . . and what used to be a HOBBY for me, has now become far more than that, and because of the incredible growth in the number of people who read this BLOG on a regular basis, and pass the Editorials along to friends and relatives, the time when I wrote just for me, NO LONGER EXISTS.
THE REALITY STRUCK ME A WHILE AGO . . . that there are TENS OF THOUSANDS of good people who have come to look forward to the things that I write, and rely upon me for their own approbation and encouragement for them to STAY THE COURSE, knowing that they are not alone in their thoughts and fears, and that better days are always possible.
I clearly understand, that I am a VERY SMALL VOICE drowned-out in a HURRICANE of Media Noise that sweeps our Continent, but that does not change the reality that to a degree, I’ve become YOUR VOICE, and somewhat of an Oasis, where many can find Mental and Political Sanctuary . . . WHICH I DO NOT TAKE LIGHTLY.
This morning, Saturday April 2nd, I received an email from a guy accusing me of changing my position on Trump, just to placate the Galganov.com Readership, so I could sell ADS on the BLOG.
I don’t get a whole lot of this, but I do get enough to comment. I WILL NOT NOW OR EVER WRITE ANYTHING THAT I DO NOT BELIEVE.
HERE’S A FACT . . . There are a few people who actually pay for the privilege of Advertising on Galganov.com because they think it will help sell their Product or Service, and whether it does or not, they don’t care, because they want to help support this BLOG. Now how nice and supportive is that?
And take my word for it . . . they don’t pay much, especially when one considers what the Google Analytics Formula Determines what an AD should cost, based on the Demographics and Numbers of Visitors to a Web Site.
Some Advertisers are on the SITE FOR FREE, because they provide a valuable service, especially in Animal Care and Rescue, which would otherwise make it impossible for them to get their message out.
And then there are some people who are on the BLOG because they are particularly nice to Anne and Myself, who didn’t asked for a FREEBIE, but have earned one. And until I find Cash Paying Advertisers to replace them, they’ll stay on the Site until all TEN AD SPOTS are sold.
IT MIGHT READ GREAT . . . if I could present myself as a SELFLESS defender of Truth, Justice and the American Way – somewhat as a HERO, willing to sacrifice myself for the good of the people, which to a small degree I would like to think is true, BUT IN ALL REALITY, writing and managing this BLOG has evolved to become a HUGE PRIVILEGE and an incredible LABOR of LOVE, which grows by the day.
Depending on what is happening in the world, and how well my Editorials continue to be received and FORWARDED to other people – who knows . . . ? Maybe one day, not so far in the distant future, Galganov.com will be more than just a whisper in a Cacophony of Media Noise.
And if and when that happens . . . IT WILL BE BECAUSE OF YOU AND ME.
PS – In my next Editorial, I will write about Hillary Clinton, and why in my opinion, she is far more of Disaster for the Democrats than either Trump or Cruz is for the Republicans.
Thank you for indulging me by reading this Editorial.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov