The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. ~ Lord Jeffrey

I have noted some trends lately on a few of the blogs I occasionally read regarding an increase in the amount of whining the writers have been doing.

A marked increase in fact, about a plethora of things infecting the blogosphere and clogging my blog reader. Sadly, whining is not limited to blogs either, the social networks I participate in are filled with whining posts.

All this has brought to my mind the reason any of us blog, and because I can only control what I do – some introspection and examination of said content here at AsKatKnits Central.

Therefore I pose to you, Gentle Reader, do you read blogs that have “whine posts”?

Is it of interest to anyone to have a writer complain about broken appliances, job woes, lack of job woes, money issues, children (which seem to be a biggie on the whine scale), or life in general?

To pose it in a more roundabout way and with my apologies to Chicago, does anyone really care?

Personally, the “woe is me” posts are an immediate turn off for me. I generally do not finish reading the post and the evil inner me would love to leave a snarky comment, but exercising great restraint, I refrain from leaving comments, snarky or otherwise.

However, on the outside chance that I am wrong and blog readers everywhere want to tune into to the “Daily Whine” I would humbly stand corrected on the subject of whining, take my Pollyanna-ish self off, with my glass is half full views, and watch the sunset through my rose-colored glasses.

Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way. ~ Og Mandino

I think this quote sums up nicely how I feel about the Art of Whining; there is indeed a better way.

I prefer not dragging you all down with the mendacity of my life, but rather I try to take the higher road and offer to you things that might edify your day by reading it. Even perhaps provide you a bit of a chuckle, or even a “Calgon, take me away” moment or two, or even offer you an opinion or two for you to ponder upon. Okay, maybe more than an opinion or two, as there are no shortage on opinions here at AsKatKnits Central, LOL.

Nevertheless, as for me, I would love a little Gorgonzola, but I will pass on the whine…

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