Blogs can take on the same type of controversy.
I read and subscribe to dozens of blogs because I agree with the author’s viewpoint. I read the posts, nod in agreement and post a comment that basically says, “Right on”.
I then click on other commenter’s links, check out their blogs, and find another blogger who thinks like I do. Again I leave a comments saying “Right On!”, and subscribe.
Currently, I’m following a large group of like minded bloggers.
The political races got me thinking (I do a lot of that).
In the past when I would land on a blog and the author didn’t “think” the same as me, I would click off of the site, stew for awhile, and say (to myself), “They’re wrong”.
It was when I took time to contemplate their opposing views, I realized what they had posted was often valid. Rereading their words was like a slap upside the head.
I had my blinders on and was only seeing what I wanted to see.
I’ve now added more blogs to my reader, incorporating some with opposing views. Although I may not always agree with the words, it allows me to see a bigger picture and expands my knowledge base.
What is your first reaction when you read an opposing viewpoint?
Are you apt to comment and have your say, or do you just leave?
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