Over the past few weeks, I have been reviewing and editing the content of my blog. I have written close to 2,000 entries, which is an impressive feat, and makes this task a daunting one. The down side to being so prolific over the years is that I can visibly chart my growth as a humorist and as a man through what I’ve written. I’m not ashamed of anything, but I do have some entries on here that I don’t agree with anymore now that I am older and wiser. It’s cool that I can see the incline of my maturity level in print. What’s not cool is that the rest of the world can see it too. Society is a much more sensitive place now, so knowing that, I kind of deserve to deal with judgement for jokes that cross the line.
To be completely honest, I don’t think much of what I’ve said here has been super offensive over the years. What I have noticed is that I’ve used profanity as a crutch way too many times before I studied my craft and got better at it. There are many other, much more impressive ways to be funny than just dropping a four-or-five letter word on folks. I’m not promising to be Bill Cosby clean from here on out, but I am going to put more thought into how I word things as opposed to letting the curse words dominate my keystrokes like they did in earlier years.
I know this entry wasn’t choc-full o’ jokes like what you’re accustomed to over here, but I felt like I needed to explain why I have not written in so long. Whatever the case, thank you for allowing me this quick moment of introspection.Tweet