Shelley: This is a disclaimer

Burningbird: Shelly has her own take on credibility–
“Somewhere, somehow, along the way we began to take ourselves seriously,and now it’s difficult to read original writing that doesn’t have a caveat or a disclaimer attached. Multiple weblogs have popped up with people appearing out of nowhere, demanding that we all conform to a certain set of beliefs and practices, and the rest of us, who at one point in time used to have fun nod our heads and say ‘Yesir’ or ‘Yesmam’, because no matter what, we want to be seen as ‘credible.’ ”
Passionate and eloquent, this post is worth a careful read.
And the comments ain’t bad, either.