Today, while responding to a post by wally on his blog, I got a question that I’d like to make a post of my own and then open up to your careful consideration and response. It was, as I could only interpret, about why I even bother commenting on blogs or posts that I disagree with. He asked why I do it… what do I hope to gain by doing so? An odd question I think…
November 19, 2016 at 17:24
KIA…Is it Mike? Anyways, I just have two questions for you based on curiosity. Why do you shadow Wally’s post? What do you expect to gain by your comments? Again, I’m just curious.
November 19, 2016 at 17:53
Thx Patrick for the question. I follow and converse with many different people on blogs I both agree with and disagree. What I gain is understanding and freedom to express. Open discussions with people you know are going to disagree is not a waste of time. I believe eventually, all parties ‘gain’ and benefit from doing so. Hope that helps you understand where I’m coming from. Have a great day
November 19, 2016 at 18:02
I could equally have questioned your motivations for asking me these questions, but I didn’t. Wouldn’t be fair to do so, it would only serve to bias me against the opportunity for honest and open, non defensive conversation with you. I try not to prejudice people by what I think their motives may be. I usually allow the person to speak for themselves. And if they are honest. Great. But if they are not, it will usually come out in what they say, how they say it, and how they treat me as they are saying it. Thx again for the question and the opportunity for clarification.
What do I expect to gain? What an interesting and possibly loaded question…
What do you think? Why do you blog or comment on blogs? How would you have answered Patrick’s question? Why not tell me in the comments below. thx