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Sunday, October 15, 2006

FireFleitz MySpace

If anyone has pictures for the blog, send them in. The RoanokeFire Flickr account has now had over 4000 hits. I am glad you all are enjoying the pictures.

The actual purpose for this post was to talk about MySpace accounts. I have heard a lot of firefighters talking about MySpace for a long time now. There are two schools on the topic; the ones who have children who might be using MySpace and the ones who might use MySpace themselves.

This blog is my MySpace, or that is how it began I guess, without showcasing myself. This site is all about my career, my craft, and my life. The more personal stuff is on the less frequently updated blog for my family. However, I did begin a MySpace account, not before it was cool to do it. Rather, I did it without knowing exactly what the hell it was.

What is interesting is that I can build a website from the ground up, but I still have not learned how to "pimp" my MySpace. Not that it is a big deal. Actually, I do not get on my MySpace account until I get an email on a new comment, a new friend request, or an event listing. I rarely get on their otherwise. My MySpace account was predominately for meeting up with old classmates, than to see what a buddy is doing this weekend.

Slowly but surely, I realized that more and more firefighters had MySpace accounts. Even the ones with kids are getting their own to keep a watchful eye on their kids. I am sure that there are some warranted precautions on letting the younger kids use MySpace.

If you want to check out some of the Roanoke Firefighters on MySpace, you can check out the friends at my MySpace:, or you can check out the friends listed under the Local 1132 MySpace, or you could even add your name to the list of friends at MySpace and/or MySpace.

All in all, I do not see any problems with MySpace, unless you are going to begin dishing your opinions relating to your job. If that is the case, you might want to come talk to me first. Ha Ha Ha.

Another feature of MySpace is that it has a blog feature. Let me know if you have a MySpace and I will add you.


Ok, obviously due to the comments, you guys misunderstood my post. Let me try and help you understand. When I said my career, my craft, my life I meant FIREFIGHTING. More specifically than that, I meant Firefighting in Roanoke. It seems as though at times, you guys are just ready to pounce. You need to think about this for a minute. I said that this is my MySpace, meaning that this is my site that I started. If you were to look at this entire site, the only reference to the author (me) is the very first part of the sidebar ---> on the right. However like you all pointed out it is for the past, present, and future of the firefighters in Roanoke. My attempt at an analogy for those of us who have a MySpace. Furthermore, my point was why my MySpace account has very little to do with firefighting other than pointing to this site.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know this site was all about you, it says at the top of the page it's about the past, present and future of roanoke's bravest. I guess ultimatly it's always about you in the end.

Anonymous said...

You should scroll down to your brotherhood article and read what you said this page was for.... thanks for selling out BROTHER

FireFleitz said...

Wow, you guys sure are ready to pounce, huh. Anyway, just to spell it out for you, I updated the post at the bottom. Just for once, you guys should get your heads out of your arse and look at the big picture. You think this is all about me? yeah ok, whatever.

But you are entitled to your opinion, and I always welcome your thoughts. So I guess I will take the good with the bad as usual. It is usually good for a laugh anyways.

Me a sellout! Ha Ha Ha.

Anonymous said...

they are just jealous cause their is nothing about them here. i like the sight and myspace has many local firefighters on it so that is about the history!

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