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The Springboard Answers

Updated on January 31, 2011

I am going to share something with you that you may well find to be a shocking statement. Springboard has his opinions on things. What? Me? Really? I'm, of course, being rather facetious. In that particular action I can be, at times, both passionate and...now what's that word? Someone once called me a...ah, that's it. Yes. A windbag. It's a rather charming moniker if I do say so myself. If it's any consolation to anyone who has chosen to call me that word, I have chosen to do a little name calling myself on certain occassions where I felt it was absolutely necessary, despite my general feeling that name calling is unfair, and usually occurs once one loses any possibility of a continued, legitimate argument. There are indeed times when a little name calling is all that's left, and quite honestly, it usually happens when I've made the personal decision that even the most intelligent analysis will never make its way into the rock hard cranium of an idiot.

Why challenge the impossible? There are so many easier, and more productive things to do in life, aren't there?

I'm here today to announce the launch of my new blog over on Blogspot. I've spent a little time playing on a site called WebAnswers, and decided that picking a question or two, and answering them in a blog might be a fun, and interesting way to put my opinions out to the masses and have them digested and discussed. I'd love to see my HubPages fans there to play along. The joy is that the blogs are short and sweet (which is saying something from one who has been called a windbag) and to the point. Easy to read, easy to digest, and yes...easy to dissect as well.

Ah. Debates. I love them.

The new blog is simply called, "The Springboard Answers." Right now I'm simply answering questions that interest me on the WebAnswers site. In future, however, I think it would be interesting to be able to have a few questions posed directly on the blog by the readers—that would be you. Well, hopefully that will be you. That is, if you decide to go there. In some form or another I'll be able to periodically expand an answer here.

Besides needing a new blog, I've been away from this HubPages thing since my new gig started (see my Hub, "Where Has Springboard Gone?") and it's really irking me. This is an opportunity to rekindle the flames, and get the blood boiling again on those topics of interest that really manage to get under my skin and force me to write something about it. Being here to write stuff, I have no other choice but to quell my curiosities and get back to reading and commenting on other's hubs as well.

In any event, do check out "The Springboard Answers" should you have a minute or two to spare. Share your thoughts and ideas with me. Tell me it stinks. Call me a windbag. Or tell me it's the greatest thing since peanut butter and jelly. Whatever you do, please enjoy whatever feeling the blog conjures up in you. I'm thinking I may even allow the occassional guest post. That might be a bit of fun as well. He who shares his opinions often shares his space with others who also have opinions...

That's just a nice version of that old saying, "Opinions are like..." You get the idea.

What do you think of Springboard's new blog?

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      Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Always the card Nicomp. :D

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      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Internet Modeling.

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      Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Appreciated sharingknowledge. Springboard Answers is sort of an extension of the WebAnswers concept, but a place where a more expanded answer can potentially be provided. Thanks for stopping by.

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      SHAR NOR 4 years ago from Miami, FL

      Great share!

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      Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Nicomp, apparently so. lol. He is referring to a posted comment I deleted where the person simply typed over and over again internet modeling. Tools.

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      So... internet modeling?

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      Springboard 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Nicomp, it would appear so. lol

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      They let anybody on this Internet, don't they?

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      Springboard 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Wba, glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share your thoughts.

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      wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      I think your blog is pretty good, you ask some pretty engaging questions. Best of luck to you!

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      Springboard 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      So true Spook Moor. Sad. But true. :)

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      Spook Moor 6 years ago from Clonakilty

      I love a good debate as well. Sadly it appears in today's world that this is no longer allowed as is not quite PC? Unless of course you happen to agree with whatever they are saying, which more often than not I don't. As to name calling where I originally come from everyone and I mean everyone has a nickname. This by no means diminishes a persons status but often adds to it. Try telling that to today's world?

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks for the accolades Dim. Being a star is a much better position than being a windbag. :)

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      You´re a star.!

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Sis, it IS a bit of a mystery, hey? ;)

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      RunAbstract, I've really disliked that by default I've sort of fallen away from HubPages. New job and less time, and I've just had to back away from it a bit lately. BUT, that all said I'm slowly working my way back. Or at least making my best effort. I simply CANNOT forget my fellow windbags, I mean HUBBERS. D'oh! :)

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      jdunbar 6 years ago

      Going by our earlier days of three to four hour conversations on the phone, I'm not sure if the windbag is you or me?! ;)

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      RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the intro and info to your new blog! But please don't forget your fellow Hubbers!

      (We can be a bit windy too!)

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Nellianna, lol. Hmm. An INTERESTING windbag. :)

      Wesman, paybacks. You know what they say about paybacks... lol

      Thanks Hello. I look forward to seeing you there and hope you like the site.

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Merlin, it's the life of a windbag, no? You just keep on talking hoping someone, somewhere, is listening. :) As for Mr. Fletcher, he's a hoot, and you remind me I have been away from his corner of these here HubPages for too long...but then I've been away from HubPages too long (I'm rambling). lol

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting and will check it out.

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Drbj, ooh yes. Paintballs. Someone told me they sting a little bit. We'll just start a new thing and load the guns with paint CANS. :)

      Sarclair, thanks much. I hope the new blog can live up to the accolades.

      Dahoglund, Blogspot makes it fairly easy. Though I must say over the years I've been writing there, it doesn't get as much attention as the writing has gotten here. Course, I never promoted the old blog much, so I suppose that might have been some of the problem? Or perhaps my writing stunk...I dunno! :) I'm hoping the new blog gets a bit more attention.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      LOL! I did you dirty on the LOL Poll, "who the hell is. . ."

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      You're an interesting "windbag", if indeed the name fits, which I as yet have too little knowledge of you to support or oppose. I like interesting folks, though, and I detect that in you!

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      Merlin Fraser 6 years ago from Cotswold Hills

      I admire your stamina if you have time to Blog and Hub as well. I find I spend a little bit too much time on here as it is and tend to neglect my other locations.

      A situation not helped when people like Stan Fletcher keeps throwing down challenges.

      Anyway good luck and I will pop over for a look see.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I checked out one of your questions. I am still trying to be internet literate so I have all the stuff I can handle but I may try a blog someday.

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Sheri, consider yourself the lucky one. I must walk into walls at least 4 times each before I decide there's no door there. :)

      Pop, why thank you. Sensible as always.

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      sarclair 6 years ago

      This sounds neet. My honest answer for your poll," It's marvelous."

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Who said you're a windbag? I challenge such persons to a duel - with paintballs.

      Will check out said blog. :)

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Congratulations. I will mot definitely check it out. Good luck and you are not a windbag!

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      SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

      I have really only been moderately computer literate for about 18 months, and I am proud I somehow managed to find this site!!!