I had a few emails (and 14 unsubscriptions) after this blog post I wrote yesterday. The emails I received expressed the sender’s dislike of the post, saying that if I didn’t have anything nice to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. I’m guessing the unsubscribes shared that view.
That’s fair enough. Opinion pieces often do that – some will agree, some will disagree, and some won’t care either way. And that’s all good, and how it should be – it’d be a pretty boring world if we all agreed on the same topics.
Whether the post was enough to make folks unsubscribe because of it, I don’t know. Personally, I think I’ve written far “worse” and much more opinionated posts here, but that’s by the by. Like I say, the choice is yours – I’m not forcing you to do anything, nor would I want to.
But it led me to thinking what this blog is about, and what type of readers it has. And that in turn led me to thinking of reasons why you wouldn’t like this blog, if you were a new visitor today.
So here’s the quick 15-second elevator pitch on why you won’t like this blog.
- It’s often blunt and, while respecting reputations, isn’t afraid to challenge people and practices.
- It’s not just about social media, but how that fits into the bigger picture.
- There are sometimes cuss words.
- It won’t tell you how to raise whatever influence score system you’d like to game.
I’m sure there are many more reasons not to like this blog (and feel free to drop them into the comments!), but these are the ones that I’ve had most feedback on over time.
If any of these aren’t your cup of tea, I fully understand you not visiting again – there are plenty of blogs out there that will meet your needs on any or all of the above.
If, however, you like honesty and an open approach to everything – where your voice is just as key as mine – then thanks for continuing to be here, and let’s keep challenging the way we think.
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