Blogs, what is it with blogging? I noticed something about blogging a couple years ago which sort of ruins the experience for me. I noticed almost everyone who comments on blogs agrees with the author no matter how lame or how wrong they could be.
I used to fall in the category of leaving comments offering a differing opinion. Oftentimes those comments of mine either weren't well received or got ignored. It's really nice to have this blogging forum where we can all chat about what's on our minds. For me though, the point of having a blog is to hear new perspectives. If I read a blog and someone is spewing homophobic nonsense, you'd expect someone to counter their argument.
Unfornately I think most people will simply continue to the next blog… one much more to their liking. We can pretend it doesn't exist. It's like not watching the local news, as if not watching makes the awful events disappear.
Has blogging created deeper political divisions amongst us or not? Are we sharing ideas or are we too easily aligning ourselves with like-minded individuals? If I talk shit about stay-at-home moms, I want them to call me on it. Kiss my ass all you want, I'm just saying I enjoy a good dialogue. I'm not asking for ruthless attacks or anything. I definitely don't want a bunch of anonymous wimps leaving scathing comments. There's no tact with such antics. What say you?
I should have been blogging, but instead I was: watching the Danskin triathlon, watching synchronized swimming, chatting with neighbors, fast asleep on the basement couch, fiddling with our new router, installing a child gate, chatting online, and looking over my shoulder.