I’ve seen a lot of discussion online lately about professionalism in blogging—all of the expected stuff about conducting yourself appropriately both in the office and out in public. All of that is important and worth discussing, of course, but today I got to thinking about something a little less straightforward.
My Facebook feed filled up today with folks remarking on the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow gay youth. Many of my friends had a lot to say about it, and I have my own opinions as well, of course, but I found myself fascinated by what was being said by whom. Many personal bloggers are used to being very vocal in their beliefs about many or even all sorts of current events. Lots of bloggers have certain rules about what they will and will not discuss, but it’s the rare personal blogger whose religious and political leanings aren’t evident, if not the centerpiece of their writing.
I doubt that anyone who reads my blog, for example, has any question about which way I lean. But it’s not something I talk about all that often. I never made a conscious decision about it, I just don’t. And it wasn’t until today that I started thinking about why that is.
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