Thursday, October 11, 2012
To be Misunderstood In Blogging
I remember a long time ago realizing people beat around the bush to try and make a point. Or say things they don't even mean, in a nice way, you know, not to offend or anything. I always thought of myself as a straight shooter. I thought I said what I mean. Sometimes that is good, sometimes not so good. When I write a blog post, I think I am straightforward, I try to be. But I learned from comments and reactions I am not! I will tell you what I mean. I recently wrote a post on 7th grade girls. It was intended to be an innocent, light, humorous observation of human nature and coming of age. I attempted to describe the universality of human interaction as they begin to notice the opposite sex. It was never a finger pointing of any particular girls! That thought never even crossed my mind. I was shocked to learn that is how the post was interpreted. I wrote another post about a young girl being bullied and my son selected to sit next to her. The story was not meant to honor my son, but to illustrate the opposite. Only doing what he had to do, in a nice way, is not enough. Not nearly enough. If this simple blog can be so misinterpreted I cannot even image what it is like to have every word and phrase magnified and dissected for the world to explicate. I think tonight I will give the debaters some slack.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 9:24 AM