I'm curious. A blog buddy (we've been real life buddies long before we became cyber-buds) and I were talking today about controversial blog posts and it got me thinking:
Do you - you being my 6 readers, of course (oops! make that 4, two of my readers are non-bloggers. Get with the program, will ya?? I digress...) - do you edit what you write out of fear of offending the sensibilities of people that you likely have never met?
Do I? Oh yeah. There was a day when I didn't give a rat's ass what anyone thought and was more than happy to share my usually-unsolicited opinions with the world. Those days are long gone. Today, I play it safe.
A large part of that is because I don't drink as often* (bourbon makes me opinionated, okay?) and the other part is because I converted to Catholicism a few years ago so I'm trying to be a kinder, gentler me. Becoming a mom has also mellowed me. Still there are times when I feel I've lost my 'edge.'
But isn't a blog supposed to be our thoughts, our feelings, our opinions? For better or for worse? I mentioned to my friend that it's fine to apologize for offending someone, but no one should have to apologize for their feelings/opinions, especially since feelings and opinions can evolve over time.
I admire my blog buddies (you know who you are) who take risks, who aren't afraid to reveal themselves, to be - yes, controversial. Truth is, while I may not necessarily agree with you, I wish I were a bit more like you. I'm raising a glass of wine in your honor. (Wine doesn't make me more opinionated.)
Viva la difference!
* kidding about the drinking thing - I didn't need a reason to be opinionated.