Welcome to Blogpipe!
Over the last year, many Piper & Drummer Online readers have suggested that we start a blog. It has been on our long list of things to do . . . until now.
Even though it’s taken this long, I think Blogpipe is still the first of its kind for the piping and drumming world.
My aim with Blogpipe is to complement the approach that the Piper & Drummer magazine and Piper & Drummer Online have always taken: to spark open and objective discussion on piping and drumming matters, to ask questions, and, by listening to answers, make informed decisions.
How will Blogpipe differ from other content on Piper & Drummer Online? Well, the biggest difference will be that it will present more opinions and free-flowing thoughts. It will also offer readers more of an opportunity to contribute their opinions, so that others may consider them, learn from them, and form their own conclusions.
As with most things in the highly-competitive piping and drumming world, a small minority of conspiracy theorists will accuse me of having an ulterior motive. No bother. The truth is that it’s here only to float ideas and evoke intelligent and constructive online conversation.
To be sure, you won’t agree with everything you read on Blogpipe, and sometimes the truth hurts. But Blogpipe will never shy away from the politically sensitive or try to curry favour with anything.
Mark Twain said, “When in doubt, tell the truth,” and that’s a good maxim by which to live. Here, too, you may disagree, and that’s okay.
I invite you to visit often and contribute whenever you read something that sparks your own thoughts. Comments will be considered and the most thoughtful, informed, and fair will be posted. Dissenting views are encouraged and welcomed.
It’s all about open, intelligent communication so that pipers and drummers can simply make better decisions regarding the things to which so many of us so passionately devote so much of our time and energy.
I hope that you enjoy Blogpipe!