A blog should elicit a healthy dialogue
Thank you for coming to my blog about restoring wild salmon and steelhead in the Snake River Basin. At times, I may write something that is either controversial or something you do not agree with (this being America and all). I welcome your comments. An engaging dialogue is healthy. However, before commenting, I do want you to remember that you sought this blog out. This blog did not come and get you and force you to read anything posted here. So in no way has this blog victimized you. That is only in your head. The only effort this blog makes to let people know something new has been written here is through the occasional tweet on this blog's Twitter account and occasionally on this blog's companion sites' twitter accounts when I forget that I have it set to the other sites rather than this one. Knowing that, understand that I welcome your comments, but you are also in my house and as such a guest. Please conduct yourself in that manner. I will not tolerate insults, nor do I care to read about some new product you want to guerrilla market on my site. For those marketers out there who ask once every three weeks for me to blog about your products, this is not a business site. However, if you are willing to pay me $1 per every reader this site garners, around 12,000, I might consider turning this into a proper business and write a blog about your product that I know absolutely nothing about. I would also consider keeping that blog on here for a period of 12 months. But as this blog currently stands (not a business), I will not be writing any blogs about whatever exciting new product I have never heard of that you want plugged on my site. I pay a certain amount of money for this space on the internet and I share my thoughts, which I hope you enjoy and find thought provoking. Thank you again for reading, I really do hope something you read here is thought provoking. I also hope that you will join me in the hope that this will be the generation that saves wild salmon and steelhead in the Snake River Basin rather than the generation that watched as they passed into history.
Michael Wells is an award winning journalist and photographer living in Idaho. He moved out west to insert himself in the salmon narrative, yeah, well the scenery is prettier than back east, too. He never had designs on writing about salmon for the rest of his life, so breach some dams already so he can get on with his life. He is a member of Trout Unlimited, Idaho Rivers United, Idaho Conservation League, Friends of the Clearwater, and Wilderness Watch. This blog also shares information from Friends of the Clearwater, Save Our Salmon and the Western Watersheds Project when the work they are doing coincides with the overall goal of this blog, which is to simply have mankind get out of the way enough for wild salmon and steelhead of the Snake River Basin to recover to the point of such an abundance that we no longer revere them. He can be reached at salmonblog AT yahoo DOT com.