Bristol Palin’s Blog: I Built This, Mr. President!

I Built This

I’m going to plug Bristol Palin’s Blog-site (even though she doesn’t need it) because I think she’s got a great idea and so many people are jumping in with pictures of their businesses, all created without government “help”.

So follow the link, and if you have a photo of your business, send it. My suggestion would be that if you see a business on her blog that is in your area, stop by and give them a thumbs up!

I had to stop and think about this for a while. After my job got eliminated and I found myself out of work for the first time in forty years, I dusted off the plans I have considered over the years to start my own business.  I do pretty good photography (So I think), I know a lot about sound and paging, I even had considered running some kind of kayak tour on my favorite river.  (forget Telecom, there are more unemployed Telecom consultants than there are fish in Alaska)

But after Donie died I didn’t have much spark left, and after more than a year and boredom set in making me re-consider the question.  I realized that if I were to take my capital and start a new business it wouldn’t be in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Unions, state bureaucracy and regulations, licensing fees and god knows what, it would be a great way to end up broke.

In addition as I browsed the pictures on Bristol’s blog that her readers have sent in I realized that most of them are by people who started the business with or for someone, a husband and wife, or kids  that work for a business that was started by their parents (or grandparents).  I’m afraid I don’t have that anymore.   I envy these people that still have that.

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Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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One Response to Bristol Palin’s Blog: I Built This, Mr. President!

  1. Ok, one comment I have to make, I really hate Bristol. I’ve been working on this blog for over a year, it’s my main endeavor. She starts her blog and in one week gets more visits and comments than I’ve gotten since May of 2011. I hate her.

    No I don’t, not really. Just having a hissy fit and venting. I just can’t figure out why I’ve gotten so few comments after 20K plus views? I certainly don’t think that what I’ve had to say is the absolute last word on any subject. I would have thought that I’d have gathered a double handful of nasy-grams for my criticism of the president.

    Of course the other side of the coin are the appalling comments she is attracting on the “I built this” post. Some of the comments I read are completely disgusting. The attraction of active comment contributors is the creation of a dialogue with other people, to know that you are reaching someone. But no-one would want to “reach” the unionized, lefty thugs that are swarming around Bristol’s blog today. But if she’s like her mother, I think she can take it.

    Best wishes, Bristol.

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