Be careful – I’m going to talk about national politics here for a second. If you don’t like such topics, read about some of the upcoming Crozet events.
I received this email this morning:
I was enjoying the pictures of Crozet on your RealCrozet blog but was disappointed to see the picture of the O’Bama (sic) sign included. Why no Romney signs, there are more of them by my account. If you are going to start with the political stuff I won’t be visiting your site again, or a least be impartial.
Those are pulled automatically from the flickr feed. If you want Romney signs to be portrayed, feel free to take a photo, upload it to flickr and tag it with “Crozet” … then it will display on the slideshow on RealCrozetVA.
Thanks for reading and letting me know your concerns.
If you want photos to show up in the RealCrozetVA slideshow, follow this step-by-step tutorial:
1 – Take a picture in Crozet
2 – Upload it to flickr.
3 – Tag the photo with “crozet“
4 – Be happy that you’ve contributed to the ongoing imagery of Crozet on RealCrozetVA.
The previous week I received an email from someone else imploring me to:
Please, please keep the politics off your blog page.
Since the only politics I’d talked about that week were the Crozet Library, Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting, the Crozet pool dome, Crozet Pizza’s expansion … I was baffled. The writer didn’t respond when I asked which blog and which page – were they referring to RealCrozetVA? RealCentralVA? My twitter feed? Facebook page? Now I guess I’ve put two and two together.
To the point of respecting others’ opinions and expressions: I’ve been watching what Allie and her family have been going through – someone has been trespassing on their property and vandalizing their Obama signs and replacing them with a Romney sign. This makes me sad and angry. Seriously? (note also that I’ve noticed that the Romney sign in front of the Bel Air neighborhood has been spray painted, too) What’s so hard about respecting other people’s property?
My two cents:
We all have our own opinions. Please respect each other and each others’ points of view. For God’s sakes, what does trespassing and vandalizing accomplish?
If you don’t want to read RealCrozetVA because I have automatically-generated pictures showing political signs, don’t read RealCrozetVA. This here is a little community blog about and for the Crozet community.
You know what? Be nice. It’s not that hard for most.