Everyone in Portland is trying to save something about our world. Although you can’t see it at first glance, each person has an agenda. To discover a hidden personal agenda simply ask them, “What are you passionate about?” Top responses range from actually important to issues specific to Portland. Examples are: Environment/Global Warming, Anti-War, Seperation of Church and State, Keep Portland Weird and Smoking in Bars. No matter what personal agenda your friend/coworker/random stranger might have, there are things to avoid.
If your personal agenda is getting Obama into office, I would try to avoid Clinton-PA and McCain-PA guy. Do you enjoy a pack of cigarettes a day? Then steer clear of bars like Saucebox or you’re guaranteed to encounter “Ban Smoking in Bars”-PA guy. So, how do you successfully push your agenda on everyone in Portland until people are following your beliefs and doing everything you say? You don’t.
By pushing your agendas on other people with the same fervor as your passion for Oregon Microbrews, you are actually alienating your audience. This is how Anti-<enter your personal agenda here> guy is created. For every blog you create promoting your agenda, know that there is some asshole willing to write things about your agenda that suck. “Don’t stop believing, hold on to that feeling”. Be passionate about your cause but don’t force it down everyone’s throat. Friends, coworkers and random strangers will appreciate you for this.
Happy Earth Day! My gift to you, the most popular agenda pushing blog in Oregon: blueOregon.com