Friday, July 1, 2016

Let Me Start By Saying I'm Sorry


8 years have come and gone and I have been running this website from the time It was known as the salisburygrinch to it's current title since 2011 lowereasternshorenews. If you all are familiar with my initial start in 2008 it was begun to give another side to combat Joe Albero and sbynews. It seems so long ago to me now after all these years. Joe and I have battled for years and years until one day I realized I needed to follow my own advice. Let me explain.

As stated when I started it was just open warfare between Joe and I that entertained people watching our trains crash into each other. It wasn't until Sarah Foxwell was taken and found on Christmas that I had my initial realization that some things are way more important than petty fights between Joe and I. We continued to battle over the years following but being at war with him became secondary to trying to actually help people and share news of what was happening around them.  I'm speaking the honest truth here when I tell you that you have to watch how much hate you let enter your heart whether you are right or wrong, because it spiderwebs and grows to so many other areas.

When I started it was maybe 5 people that I had issue with, but I noticed how quickly 5 became 20 became 50 became 100 etc etc. Before long you find yourself disliking so many people and things that it's hard to see positive because you fill your day with hate. The things I did enjoy just didn't even bring me joy anymore because I was consumed with revenge or hate or disgust over something or someone .

Helping people was the only thing that made me feel that what I was doing had been worth it at all, but then I found even trying to do that would add more and more people to my shit list. My friends in Crisfield, many good people in Pocomoke all added to my list of hate. My list had gotten so big I honestly thought there were maybe only 10 people in the area I didn't despise. I am not always right I know that, but I am passionate about any cause I get involved in and that takes away my objectivity alot of the time.

When my Dad passed away it really made me reflect on everything I had been doing with my life the past 7 years and I realized that I had changed and not in a good way. I allowed my hate to consume me and make me a bitter person. I realized that I was telling people who didn't like me to stop visiting and I was like..you know what in this case Joe Albero was right. I'm telling others to stop visiting if they dislike me and yet for the past 6 1/2 years I had visited sbynews which pissed me off. It was from that day I stopped reading his site and now almost a year later I haven't been back. I found I felt happier not reading stuff that I didn't have to in the first place. Joe is entitled to do what he wants even if we don't like it, the choice we make is whether we want to visit or not.

A few years ago I bought my first quadcopter and learned to fly it, and after getting good at it I updated to a better one that allowed me to do aerial photos and videos. I feel so at peace when I am out flying, getting to see things only birds and pilots do. It's like a whole new world. The peace doing that made me to not want to get back into this site because I only associate it with drama and stress, so I began taking more and more time away until I got to the point I just didn't care about it anymore.

I still wanted to help people but so much had gone astray since I started this site that I didn't know how to start fresh and truly try do things right. I contemplated just shutting it down and walking away, but then I had many people reach out in support that I just kind of took some time to think about it. I love helping people and everyone knows I am passionate about helping solve missing and unsolved cases. I decided that this was the best thing to do just be forthright and honest with everyone.

I want to honestly apologize to everyone over the past 8 years that I have offended or attacked personally. I am sorry that my hate for a few grew into hate for almost all and allowed me to become a hateful bitter person. I honestly have no ill will to anyone even old enemies or political foes. We all are just trying to live our lives to the best of our ability and that is what I am going to try to do by trying this with a reset button. There are some that won't accept my apology and that is fine I understand, I just know that I am sincere and clear minded  when I offer everyone this apology.

Obviously when you report the news someone isn't going to like what you report from family members of arrested people to politicians that don't like an outcome, but I can say nothing will be done with malice from me. I ask that you join me in this new journey as I begin to do things the right way.

Thank You
Jonathan Taylor


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jonathan, it takes a big person to write what you just did. I have enjoyed on certain subjects debating with you but please know that even in the anger your articles are still better than 95% of what gets published that's wher that even in the anger your articles are still better than 95% of what gets published elsewhere. If I can give you one piece of advice, you might be sorry for offending others, but never be sorry for reporting the truth

Anonymous said...

Apology Accepted!

Now please get back to doing what you do best, bringing us current local news that is not covered by local news channels.
Many of us out here look to your site for local events and follow ups to stories that have been brushed under the rug.

Thank you for your work and dedication.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Taylor! I have a new respect for you. See deep down you ARE a good person. For whatever reasons you took a detour for a few years and weren't following the goodness that is really you.

Anonymous said...

The best thing to do is just report the news and let your followers have at it in the comments and ignore or delete personal attacks on you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! We all let things get to us at times. I am so glad you are taking responsibility for any wrong doings you may have done. It is such a rare thing now a days to own up to ones mistakes. I am so proud of you and I will be praying for you my friend........Anonymous 101

Anonymous said...

Does this mean you won't go on Facebook and put the f word on me in IM late at night anymore?

Mary said...

Bravo Jonathon. A reminder/lesson for each of us who have followed that path. We still love you ! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a thousands of years old philosophy but one that I have found to be so very true: "Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs." Proverbs 10:12.......Anonymous 101

Anonymous said...

You will have so few viewers that you may as well shut down.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 10:05, I think he will have more viewers than before! He has a heart. You must enjoy strife........Anonymous 101

Anonymous said...

That is not true I will be back I had stop both sites because of the fighting between you and joe.his site has changed also just give us the news I can figure out for my self what side make sense to me. People in charge need to be keeping peace. I enjoy the unsolved stories. I will be back 10:05 hasnt got his out of his behind yet it will happen . it's good to see when people get to this stage in life. Stay in this place in life it can be good

Anonymous said...

If you want news go to FOX, they are the best. Blogs should offer what the MSM does not offer. No controversy equals no viewers.

Anonymous said...

Keep on keeping on! You do a great job with telling the truth and spreading the word. I pray you continue with your mission, as it is the only way some stories get the real truth out to the masses.

Anonymous said...

JT.....STOP APOLOGIZING! Your reports have always been open and honest. In this life all of us will have HATERS....you have had more than your fair share and in my opinion you were right to criticize the majority of the idiots that went off on you! Some crossed the line with their personal attacks and thug like immature language....you posted the majority of their complaints when I would have deleted them, you were the bigger person. Keep giving us the topics you have.....things that would be rolled under the rug without you bird dogging the authorities!!! Thank You!!!!

Anonymous said...

I applaud you for moving on from hate towards people, but albero? He needs to be kept in check and not allowed to run amok. His narcissism has been getting worse the last year he's kind of losing it lol.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

good job but what WILL change ?

Anonymous said...

F U JOSAPHINE.

Anonymous said...

Do you have an FAA license to fly the UAV? You cannot use them commercially unless you are authorized by the FAA.

Jonathan Taylor said...

My UAV has been registered with the FAA. You are correct you cannot use them commercially without the proper license. I have not been making any money flying as it is just a hobby right now. New FAA laws just went into effect 2 weeks ago which have now outlined the steps required to become a commercial pilot which I will be doing as soon as they have it all ironed out

Anonymous said...

Good on you JT.
Ignore the A-Hole posters.
Have fun with your new "toy." LOL

the truth hurts said...

John fly it over al assholes head 24/7 ..)

the truth hurts said...

757
ASSWIPE.