Friday, October 05, 2007

We Love Saipan Bloggers

Dear We Love Saipan Bloggers,

I just wanted to say that I couldn’t imagine what my life would have been like without meeting all of you here in Saipan. I have really enjoyed reading about your funny life stories and daily struggles. Its a given that one of you will give me a good laugh each day. Thank you for sharing a piece of you with me. You remind me everyday why Saipan is a great place to be despite all her downfalls.

It takes a lot to open your self up online. I love that we each have such strong opinions about everything. I’m glad that we don’t all think the same because if we did nothing would ever change especially about issues with the CNMI. Your blogs educate me about the ongoing need for changes with our local government, public school systems, environment, and much more. Boni, Jeff, Angelo, Bree, Harry, Cinta and others have done a great job at bringing critical issues to the table.

Disagreements between bloggers are inevitable. I have read some pretty eye brow raising posts and comments about fellow bloggers. It has been getting ugly online. I think arguing is fine as long as you can do it fairly. The question is can you argue in a way that gets your concerns addressed, but without doing damage to another person at the same time? Mean words and name-calling are hurtful and irreversible whether they are true or not. Kudos to you if you ever have to put up with personal attacks and name-calling on your blog.

The We Love Saipan network is much more than just showing the world why Saipan is so great to visit and live. It’s about creating a sense of comradeship and unity on this island. Atleast that is what I thought I was getting into when I joined this We Love Saipan Network.

I apologize if this post is too sentimental or cheesy. I am jetlagged and blogging at 2 in the morning! Hope you guys have a great three day Columbus Weekend!



Jeff said...

Well said Bev.

Unrelated, wanna dive Naftan on Monday on Aquajet? I presume you're off, too.

Lewie Tenorio said...

Woohoo, Gary Fisher! Welcome back, Bev. So how long before you the trails? Don't you just hate the waiting part?

Lewie Tenorio said...

Here's the word "hit". Just insert it where it's belongs in the above comment.

CNMI Blogger said...

Thank you for sharing this, Bev. I agree with you. I, too, have enjoyed learning from you and our fellow bloggers and I hope that our new self-awareness will only lead to stronger and more positive relationships and experiences in this blogger community.

Bev said...

Cinta: I miss you! Hope we can connect soon when the craziness of election dies down.