Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blog Brou-ha-has

First, my computer did the update thing and it took forever. Seriously. I got my office cleaned in the time it took. That's sayin' something.

Now, to today's blog topic:

Blog Brou-ha-has.

It seems about every second month or so, some issue comes up on romance blogs that get a lot of folks' knickers in a twist.

I read them, form an opinion and think about the comments. But I don't usually add to the discussion. I don't generally comment.

Why not?

For one thing, I have only so much mental energy and time.

Sometimes, to be honest, I really don't get what all the fuss is about, so I don't feel any urge to add my two cents if I agree or fan the flames if I don't.

And after twenty years in this business, there are some issues that just plain weary me because I've been hearing folks sound off about them for twenty years.

Also, and it's probably because I'm a middle child who did a lot of debating, I tend to see both sides of an issue and want consensus, not conflict. That means I'm all for a rational discussion, not so much with the hot-under-the-collar responses.

So if I'm not commenting on a subject, it doesn't mean I don't have an opinion. It doesn't mean I don't care passionately about some aspects of this business or my work.

It just means that sometimes, and for a variety of possible reasons, I choose not to air my opinion publically.


Amy Ruttan said...

Meh I don't bother either.

I rather focus my time and energy on my writing and my family.

I'm the oldest child so I can't explain it, other than I've always been laid back like my father.

The contemplaters why the rest of the family went squirrely. ;)

Amy Ruttan said...

Not why while.

Goodness I didn't think pregnancy took away the ability to spell. LOL.

Kaye Manro said...

I do understand. It's hard enough to follow other blogs. Getting involved in topics can be time consuming. And there are some subjects best left alone.