Sunday, September 9, 2007

Venting My Spleen

As most of you know, I also post on MySpace. Nothing personal, but I keep my blogs set to be viewable by people on my friends' list only. If anyone would like to be my friend (particularly regular readers/commenters), I'd add ya. Anyway, that's not really the point of this blog.

A few days ago, I posted something on my blog on MYSPACE that apparently ticked off one of my regular readers. The way I see it, is it's my space to write about MY thoughts and my opinions and etc. I certainly didn't say (or imply, that I'm aware) that my way of thinking on a certain subject was the only and right way. I mentioned something that the Evil Twin and I feel strongly about and then suddenly, this person unsubbed from my readers' list.

Not that I'm really hurt or anything. What bothered me most is that I suddenly felt like I couldn't state my opinion freely and have others understand that it's only my opinion. I certainly don't agree with all the bloggers I read on a regular basis. If I can't think of anything to comment on or anything nice to say, then I won't comment. More often than not, it's just that I can't think of a comment because the subject matter might be outside my field of general knowledge OR I simply don't have an opinion on the topic of the day. Sometimes, it's lack of time on my part or forgetting to check one day and then missing a post altogether.

The truth of the matter is that I'm rarely offended by anything. If I don't agree, I just don't agree... it doesn't make or break my feelings for any one person, kwim? The Evil Twin and I are friends with lots of people we don't agree with on a political level, but we all have fun with it and no one gets bent out of shape (except one friend who'd had too much to drink one evening, but it's all been smoothed over by now! LOL).

Anyway, I just had to get that out. I'm not on MySpace to have to defend my opinions with people who are supposed to be my friend (in real life, that is).

My family, except ET are in bed, and I have laundry to get out and fold. I was a slacker this weekend and didn't do much. The Evil Twin set up my hammock yesterday and I've spent a good chunk of time getting my money's worth out of it. It is awesome!!!


  1. That's too bad that it happened like that -- your writings, your blog, your space, are YOURS. There are many times I've read posts, or opinions, or whatever that I didn't agree with. But I either commented, or didn't, and moved along.

  2. You said it well. I have a friend that is also a blogger who lives locally. We have political opinions that are miles, actually countries apart. But, just like you said, you don't have to comment on every blog that a friend posts. Sounds like someone that reads your MySpace needs to grow a little in an upward direction

  3. I know you'll remember the time I made comments/jokes about Bush and his cabinet and my friend Ron slammed me, even going to far as to say "F**K YOU to me.
    It is a shame that we can not feel free to write what we want and expect the people on our friend's list to allow us that freedom, but some people are too threatened by ideas and opinions that are different than theirs.
    I'm sorry that happened to you.
    While I know it bothers you, remember, it's their issues that caused their absence and not what you wrote about.

  4. I'm chiming in a little late, here.

    Let me say, from personal experience, that people can be offended over pretty much anything.

    Your opinion, your blogs, etc - are YOURS. Opine away, my friend.

    As I tell my family: I may not always agree with you, but I will always LOVE you. :)