Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blogging Conundrum

These days, everyone and their brother blogs, and everyone and their brother has an opinion about SOMETHING or other that will eventually make it on to their blog. I am but one little ant in a rainforest full of big, exotic creatures. Still, I do like to blog, and I like the fact that I have a small readership. My readership consists mainly of friends who pop in on a semi-regular basis (my fault, since I haven't been posting here as often), plus a few strangers who comment on my blog topics every so often.

I find that part of the fun of having this blog is to be able to express myself with no holds barred. I am very opinionated, and my opinions can be quite flaming at times. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a conundrum. Since I know some of my audience, I now find myself editing out some of my flaming comments as I write a post. Or I'll refrain from writing a post altogether if I know that it will piss off one of my friends.

I guess that makes it a self-imposed censorship of sorts. It's self-imposed because there's really nothing stopping me from expressing my opinions about certain topics, except hurting my friends' feelings. I guess that's why I'm in IT and not in journalism!

1 comment:

Mr. Shiny and New said...

I have the same problem.
Those posts usually don't end up being posted. For me it's usually not a friend that I will piss off but someone at the office. In fact even this comment could get me in trouble :)