This will be my (hopefully) only politics-related post, because quite frankly I am about as anti-politics as anyone with half a brain can be. I am normally very apathetic to the whole process because you never choosing the best candidate for an office, you are choosing the least worst candidate or the "lesser of two evils." Republicans protect the interests of the super wealthy, while Democrats protects the interest of the slightly less wealthy. I fall into the "poor" category that neither serves. I am now 35 years old and it wasn't THAT long ago that I was so excited to start voting, then I realized how little I mattered in the grand scheme of things. But for now I will digress.
The point of this rant is that while I have not read the SOPA bill in full (probably like many of our representatives), I get the general gist of it. I think it's horrible, but I also think people's responses to it are just as non-productive. This is why I have decided to NOT black out my site today. Wikipedia going "black" for one day will just prove that we can get by without Wikipedia. I am not a fan of the site except for purely entertaining reading, but I hate the fact that many people see it as a worthy research site. Nevertheless, shutting down your site for even a day ONLY hurts your regular viewers. It won't make an impact on Congress, it will only punish those that already like your site.
Should the time ever come when my site is taken down because of some idiotic politicians bending over for the entertainment industry, then there will be plenty of time for a "black out day." For now, I suggest you take a look at the archives of some of your favorite blogs (including mine hopefully). All of us blog writers have put a lot of ourselves into the creation of our sites and I think a day of reflection will serve a better purpose. I have been and will be checking out some of my peers' work from the past few years today to improve myself as a writer, blog owner, and maybe even a person and ultimately this will serve a purpose unlike shutting my site down. I really hate talking politics and I hope this is the last time I will ever have to on this fun-loving, diversionary blog.