There are many topics I would love to write about.
The “touchy” topics.
My look on Feminism. Religion. Voting. Mental Health.
But I am scared.
I have not always experienced the most pleasant comments.
The blog I wrote about Guilt comes to mind.
I describe how I was raised up as a Catholic but sometimes all the religion make me feel bad, scared even.
I felt guilty all the time.
I wasn’t searching for advice, or anything other than you sharing your own experience.
Certainly not a comment like:
“I don’t like pity parties. Eventually we all have to suck it up, grow up and move on”.
Both when you write your blog and comment, you have to be a little more emphatic with the audience or writer of the post.
I see self expression in three levels: Experience, Opinion and Advice.
Experience is my personal favorite to write.
It are simply facts.
It might not be the same fact for everyone, but it are YOUR facts.
And nobody has the right to judge you on that, because they don’t know the entire background story.
There might be 5 other reason why you are being more sensitive than someone else would be in a certain situation.
A little more sensitive to write about.
I have seen many people who don’t know how to give their opinion.
The other day I discussed voting with someone.
They shouted: “If you don’t vote, you’re not allowed to complain!”.
I don’t agree with that statement anyhow, but the way they say it just made me angry!
Had they included something simple like “I think” or “In my opinion” I’d be more understanding.
Has anyone ever given you advice in the comments that you didn’t ask for?
Wasn’t that a very annoying situation?
People often think they know better.
I recognised this in my post Mental vs. Physical illness.
I expressed that sometimes I wish a physical ilness instead of all the mental load I feel on a daily basis.
I could have expected the “You don’t what you’re talking about” comments.
But do they?
I’d invite everyone to live my life, but start from where I began. Not just continue at the point where I achieved a lot already.
Have you ever been careful with how you write certain topics?
Have you experienced the “nasty ” comments?