Occasionally, I post something that is controversial. Most often I inadvertently step in a bees nest without knowing that what I say is going to get people all riled up. If you notice, I rarely take on controversial issues intentionally. I figure there are lots of people who are more analytical than I am and smarter who will offer opinions and since I always see things in multiple shades of grey, I prefer not to take strong stands on things here on my blog. I have definite opinions and my close friends will assure you this is true. I just don't put everything out here for the world to chew up and spit out. I lack the thick skin necessary to be that kind of writer.
When I write about my personal experiences and it turns into a "war" with people and I never knew I was fighting, I get confused and for the most part I want to crawl in a hole and hide until the last bomb is blown up. I am someone who generally wants to promote the great things that happen in virtual worlds and the last thing I want to be is a critic. If you look back at this blog to its beginning in 2007 and if you look at two years of writing on New World Notes, you will see that my intent is positive and my outlook about our virtual lives generally hopeful.
I look forward to the day when there are hundreds of thriving virtual worlds where we all can do business, make art and find companionship with like minded people. I hope that each of us finds the virtual space that feels like home and we can all invite our friends from other places to visit. I do want to be able to have good shoes and hair when I get to your world, but that is a controversy I am just not going to touch.
I apologize to anyone who was offended, hurt or royally pissed off by my post about Inworldz. My intent was to describe my own personal experience and I posted in a moment of frustration. Note to self: don't do that again.