If you're a child of the 50's and 60's like I am, you need no introduction to this cartoon character. This is Mr. Magoo, known for his almost-blind nearsightedness. Or is it farsightedness? Whichever one makes it impossible for him to see five feet beyond his nose. Funny thing is, the older I get the more I relate to this sweet little old man. I need a magnifying glass to read the print in phone books and on pill bottles now. My eye muscles and ability to focus just ain't what it used to be. Kind of like the old gray mare.
That said, I think I've offended a couple of my newer commenters who've stopped by. When I've gone to their blogs to thank them for stopping by, I've found the print/color combination on their blogs to be near impossible to read. I was also guilty -- well, not guilty exactly -- of having a hard-to-read blog a while back. White print on a black background. Until I changed it when I wanted my blog to be added to Elderbloggers, my regular readers had been too kind to speak up and let me know what a strain it'd been on their eyes to read it. Once I changed it, several spoke up. So now I have a format, a font, and a text-size I hope is easy for all to read. With the aforementioned blogs, I tried to be as diplomatic as possible in telling them it was hard for an older reader to read. How do you handle blogs that you find hard to read, especially if you enjoy reading them and wish it was easier on your eyes? Are you offended if anyone says anything to you? I hope -- I try -- I think -- I'm open-minded enough not to take things too much to heart if someone criticizes anything I do on here. I want your visits here to be pleasant enough you manage to find your way back to visit again. I guess if I've forfeited a couple of readers by being truthful there isn't much I can do about it.