Monday, March 08, 2010

The purpose of this blog

I just want to clear something up about this blog and my purpose behind writing it.

The sole reason I started this blog was simply so that I had somewhere where I could have my say on anything that interested, delighted, annoyed or infuriated me. I blog under the assumed name of "Stan" simply because I sometimes want to say things that will not be politically correct and this could - I'm not saying it would, just could - cause conflicts with my employer who, like most employers, are required to sack people who say things the establishment don't like or prefer to keep hidden.

I use the name "Stan" for two reasons. Firstly, it seemed to fit well with "Ranting" and secondly, because, although it is not my name I do have a connection to it which my close friends will understand.

I am not a political blogger - I do not belong to any political party - I just happen to get annoyed and infuriated by a lot of things that are related to politics. I am not a single subject blogger who writes around a narrow theme - that wouldn't serve the purpose. I write about pretty much anything and everything because I am interested in pretty much anything and everything - the one major exception being sport.

That's not because I'm not sporty. I have, in my time, played competitive rugby, cricket and football as an adult. I dare say that I may even have reached a decent level in any of those had it not been for a nasty motorcycle accident when I was in my early twenties. I still play golf occasionally and I still take an interest in certain sports at an amateur level - but I lost interest in sports when they started to become businesses motivated almost entirely by money. I can't be bothered with that.

The clue to the purpose of this blog is in the title "Ranting Stan".

I'm Stan and I like a good rant.


Anonymous said...

You'll do for me Stan, rant on mate.

tommy_nuck said...

Rant away my friend, rant away ... I enjoy them and I'm usually singing from the same hymn sheet too!

bernard said...

Be careful you don't go the same way as Fulham Reactionary, "Stan".
He did a lot of ranting then finally blew-up some two years ago, never to be heard of again.

staybryte said...


I miss Fulham Reactionary.

Stan, carry on mate. I'm toying with the idea of blogging myself and agree with much of your "mission statement" (sorry for the corporate speak:-).

English Pensioner said...

I started mine for broadly the same reasons.Sometime I read the daily paper or listen to the TV and am appalled by the absolute idiocy of what I'm reading or hearing. The trouble was, my wife got fed up with my comments!
So I tell the world at large. if no-one's listening, so be it, but peace reigns at home!