|Image from Saturday's Pantry Post|
I thought I'd address the subject of links after a blog reader left a comment in Sunday's post about a link in Saturday's Pantry post. I was quite taken back by how angry she was that I had put in a link to the Economic Collapse Blog.
For one thing, I don't recall ever having someone angry that I put in a link. Most readers have been upset when I mention a blog, website, etc. and don't put in a link!
As for the content of that particular link, that blog is one of the best known and most respected for the financial and economic research the blogger does. I put the link to that particular post because the blogger lives in the world of "impending doom" and wrote about the lack of fear he has for whatever occurs in the world for God is in control.
He is an excellent picture of someone whose gift is quite unusual. One has to have a gift from God to do what he does and have peace!
The reader was angry because I sent you... my readers... to a website that has a 9/11 conspiracy theory in it. I will say that it is not the post that I highlighted for you but it really goes beyond that.
For a blogger cannot blog for more than say... five minutes... if they have to worry how every reader will respond to their links. It is the Internet. There are all kinds of opinions on the Internet. I have regular readers who probably don't appreciate me sending you to Mormon pantry websites but understand they contain some of the best stocking up info on the World Wide Web.
Just recently I followed a link from a favorite (and well known) Christian blogger whose link was to one particular Instagram post. I was curious about the young actress so I clicked to see her public Instagram account. Oh, my. The first photo I saw was of a model with a see through dress that showed a whole lot of flesh.
What did I do? Did I write the blogger and complain? No. I clicked off the link. For I realized the intent of the Christian blogger was to have her readers see the link for which they were sent.
So I would ask anyone who doesn't like a link for which I send you to just not read it. Click it off. Perhaps be annoyed personally but realize there are readers who want to read the contents.
Which brings me to my final say about the whole thing. This link was on the Saturday post. Where all such links usually are. These links are for the Pantry People. They know who they are. You know who you are. There are even readers who only read the Saturday posts.
The Pantry People see life a little differently than the rest. They respond differently. They read all the bad news and perhaps watch it on TV but they respond in their own way.
They cannot control the world but they do have control of their kitchens!
Pantry People are by default do-ers. They seek God's wisdom and read His Word but they put their concerns into the act of stocking their pantries. They cannot change the world but they can create a warm and cozy atmosphere in their homes as a refuge from all that bad news.
Some are able to keep a very deep pantry. Others, like myself, enjoy having a few extra items here and there. Pantry People are my Kinfolk, they are "my people".
So take it as a warning here, every once in awhile a link on Saturday may take you to an article that talks about TEOTWAWKI along with links about stocking up and such.
But the rest of the week we will talk about books and tea time and pumpkin spice lattes and a Maine Coon kitty. Who is rather in a snit at the moment because I removed her from the office chair to write a blog post. Such is life in a fallen world.