Let the dogs howl
It seems I've offended many with my last post. That wasn't my intention. But, too bad. Get over it. This blog is home to my opinions and thoughts. If you don't like reading them, move on.
I've always known that as I publish my thoughts and opinions that I would both please and anger people with my views. At first it was easy. The BBQ cooks, restaurants, authors, organizers etc, were all just faceless names. But as I've gotten to know a lot of them, it's been harder to be honest and at one point I was debating taking down this blog. I knew the praise would be accepted, but how would the folks I now knew deal with criticism?
I thought long and hard about it, and decided that I would carry on and let the chips fall where they may. I've pissed off many in the BBQ world over the last couple of years and I've made many very happy.
I learned that the people that I gravitated to as friends could accept honest critiques of their work. Many actually encouraged it. Then there are the ones who can not stand hearing the truth and unfortunately they usually have the loudest voices. They will whine and scream, but let the dogs howl the caravan moves on.
So, to all my brothers and sisters out there who sent their anonymous opinions about my last post, you'll have to find another place to vent. I will not further the views of cowards by publishing them here.