Here’s a poser for you. I notice a lot of people follow a prompt called Blogging Insights, where you answer questions on your blogging habits. So I’m sure there should be some views on this!
I was wondering, what do you do when you come across a blog post you profoundly disagree with?
By that I mean a blog post where somebody expresses an opinion, where you sit and think what a load of BS? Do you say anything? Do you leave a comment, or walk on by? Would you even “like” the post?
I don’t just mean a tiny disagreement on a fine detail. I mean something that goes against your ethos. Thinking of a topical example, maybe one of you is up in arms about police killings in the US, while the other thinks it is a storm in a teacup and is maybe up in arms about the protesters instead?
I can maybe see two extremes here. Maybe you’d behave differently in each? I don’t know, would you?
The first is where you “know” the person, where you’ve had pleasant exchanges with them in the past.
At the other end of the spectrum, maybe somebody you don’t know from Adam. (I don’t necessarily mean looking at random posts in the Reader until we find a post we disagree with!) Trying to think of an example…when I respond to prompts, I try to read other people’s responses. So, maybe the two of you just responded to a common prompt?
And, just to stir it up further, would you behave differently on WordPress to other social media platforms?
Anybody have any views? Just interested.