27 March 2012

BY INDIAN HOMEMAKER

In her second post for Make Blog, Indian Homemaker asks her readers: what is it that you would never blog about? You can find the full text of her post below. However, to read the fascinating and extremely informative discussion, with more than 70 contributions, that followed in the comments section after Indian Homemaker posted this on her own blog, you will need to visit the original, published on 9 March 2012. You can find it here. Recommended.

“What is it that you would never blog about? Even though you think you should be able to. Something you feel strongly about and you feel should be discussed and something you are well within your legal rights to discuss, but you self censor and don’t write about it. What stops you? Do you think blogging about it would help you or somebody else? Does not-blogging about it benefit you or anybody else?

Some bloggers seemed to be censored by their immediate families – they may not write against religion, tradition, sexual orientation etc. Does your family read your blog? How much influence does their reading or not reading makes to the way you blog?

Some bloggers are ‘censored’ by the comments that disagree too strongly – this seems to happen mostly if your political ideology supports tolerance and secularism.

Bloggers who write about women’s issues also face criticism and troll attacks, (it is generally assumed they are women).

If you did not self censor what do you think would you like to blog about? What do you think should never be discussed on blogs or at least you would not discuss, even though that’s what you blog about.

Would you criticize something if you are not sure it would help the cause – just to convey your own views on the subject?”


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