Question for you: Why do you write a blog? No, it’s not a trick question … you’ll understand in just a minute.
To answer my own question, I write my posts mainly because I think I have something to say. Others might disagree with that, but that’s okay … enough people read my posts to make me want to keep writing. We all, I think, have something to say that is important to some people, and that’s what all writing, whether fiction or fact, a novel or a blog, is about. It comes from our minds and our hearts, we write our thoughts and views, and what we write is unique to us. A blog is a lot of work … research, writing, editing, responding to comments … but it is rewarding in its own way. We learn from each other and ‘meet’ new people, make new friends, share ideas.
Akismet does an excellent job of filtering ‘spam’ comments out, only occasionally sending a legitimate comment to the ‘spam’ folder or letting an illegitimate one through. I don’t get a lot of ‘spammy’ comments these days, maybe 2 or 3 a day, but I always review the spam folder at least once a day before permanently deleting them. Below is the one I found in my spam folder this morning …
Hello, jilldennison.com I hope you are doing well with managing your website
And I Know How much it is time-consuming to write a good blog post for your website but Did you know you can automate your website with a robot?
You can write a blog post automatically without writing a single paragraph. For example, let’s say you want to write a blog about Art.
In the software write ( write me content about The best Art ideas for 2023)
Done, the robot gives you an entire blog post, and it is plagiarism-freeAnd you can try it here for free: [link deleted] I hope you enjoy it, have a nice day.
My first inclination was simply to send it into the virtual trashbin, for I enjoy writing my own posts, sharing my own views, thoughts and ideas. Why on earth would I want a computer to do the thinking for me??? But then, I thought it might be fun just to try it out. Note that in no way will I use this to write my posts – when the day comes that I’m too lazy or witless to write my own posts, I’ll sign off and that will be the end of Filosofa’s Word! But, I did think it would be fun to try, just to see what this “artificial intelligence” thing came up with. And so, I chose a simple topic: The gun problem in the United States. In just under 20 seconds, this is what it came up with …
The Growing Gun Crisis in the United States
Gun violence has become an increasingly pressing issue in the United States, with gun-related deaths and injuries on the rise. From mass shootings to everyday violence, guns have been used to cause immense harm to individuals and communities across the country. But why is this happening? Let’s explore what is causing the gun crisis in America and how we can work towards a solution.
Where Are Guns Coming From?
The U.S. has some of the most lax gun laws in the world, making it easier for guns to be obtained than in other countries. In fact, there are an estimated 393 million civilian firearms in circulation in America—almost one gun per person! This means that even those with criminal records or mental health issues have access to guns, leading to an increase in gun-related crimes and deaths.
What’s Being Done To Address It?
Fortunately, groups like Everytown for Gun Safety are working hard to pass legislation that would make it more difficult for people who should not have access to guns from obtaining them. These organizations advocate for policies such as universal background checks, extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), and red flag laws that would prevent those at high risk of gun violence from getting their hands on firearms. So far, they’ve had success—39 states now have a form of ERPO law on the books!
Gun violence is an epidemic in our country that needs immediate attention—and we all play a role in addressing it. By supporting initiatives like universal background checks and ERPOs, we can help reduce gun-related deaths and injuries by ensuring that only those who should have access to firearms actually get them. It may seem daunting but together we can make a difference—a difference that could save lives! Let’s join forces and create a safer future for everyone!
Okay, well … on the one hand, I was amazed by the accuracy of the information, as well as the coherency and error-free grammar and spelling, although it was rather generic and didn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know. But, it lacks that personal touch, it lacks the passion with which a human would write. It is not something I’ll be using hereafter, especially in light of the fact that to go beyond the ‘free trial’ would cost $490 per year!!! But mostly, I would feel like a cheat, and I wouldn’t have the personal satisfaction I get when I write what I think is a good post. If I were going to let a computer do my thinking and writing for me … why bother?