Something that will make me lose interest reading a blog is when I find that the author is constantly apologizing or second-guessing what they are posting about.
It’s like you know they have something they want to say but between every word, you can feel this invisible but visible underlining passive-aggressive energy, because they don’t want to make any of their readers mad or disagree.
It’s as if they are overly tentative about offending someone by covering all their bases because they're trying to be politically correct or appear nice. Yet at the same time, attempting to voice their honest opinion.
I would much rather disagree with what the author is sharing in a confident manner, than have them present it with an apologetic disclaimer.
Let's face it, we all have different opinions and beliefs, so no matter how much you try to be politically correct or tip-toe around what you really want to say, someone will be offended.
And I don't know who ever concocted the words, politically correct, but I can't stand them because it's made everyone so ultra paranoid about saying anything. Politically correct has taken away our right to freedom of speech.
And please understand that I am not talking about carelessly spewing your opinions with ignorance and hate, no.
I think it’s very possible to share your opinions and beliefs in a clear and intelligent manner and make your point, without having to say you're sorry.
One of the things I’ve learned about blogging, especially since I started this personal blog 6 years ago, is that I better not be afraid to share what I feel because if I do, I'm doomed. Because I am no longer writing my blog to fulfill a passion within me, I'm writing it to appeal to the masses.
A blog is your voice and your piece of cyberspace, which include your opinions.
So go forth and blog with passion and confidence.
Don’t be afraid to push people’s buttons and allow them to think and feel; even if it means they may feel uncomfortable.
And don’t ever apologize for it.
Because I guarantee you will eventually offend someone, no matter how you say it. So you might as well do it with confidence.
And remember, there are some people who will disagree with you, just to disagree and stir the pot.
That is a reality of life.
So blog on everyone!
And have a faaaaabulous weekend!