An interesting conversation occurred between myself and my daughter yesterday.
“Mom,” she asked, “why don’t you become a political blogger?”
(She asked after a heated political debate.)
Do you want to know the truth?
Can you handle the truth? (Okay, it’s a reference to the movie “A Few Good Men.” I am a movie buff.)
The truth is I don’t want to offend my readers.
Yes, I love discussing politics.
However, I love helping people more.
For the last 3 years, I’ve helped bloggers be more successful by being a blogging tips blogger and coach, and I’ve loved every bit of it.
That makes me happier than venting about my political feelings while risking offending the 50% of the population who don’t agree with my political leanings.
What about humor bloggers? Do they mind if their jokes are offensive? Clearly not!
What about lifestyle bloggers who use profanity in their writing? Do they mind if their swearing offends people? Clearly not!
However, I do mind. For that reason, I will stick to making all people happy who come to my site looking for help while making myself happy too.
To Each His or Her Own
Not everyone agrees with me. In my post, “Are High Page Views the Greatest Thing in the World,” I actually debated a blogger who wants to make herself happy and doesn’t care about high page views which come when readers are happy with your site. More information about my feelings on this matter and reader reaction to our debate can be found in Are High Page Views the Greatest Thing in the World?
What is your opinion? I look forward to your views in the comments section.