Been a weird week. I don’t know how I feel about having my own category on a contentious blog. But, you have to sometimes say things that other people might find… inflammatory.
Take for example my guest post yesterday on Bigfoot Lunch Club. I have eschewed most Bigfoot blogs because they are fed via unsubstantiated rumors, lame videos and pictures and ridiculous tales. But BFLC doesn’t do that so I give Guy my support. It’s important that skeptics with an alternate view to the paranormal or similar topic go out to these communities and see what they are talking about. You can learn a lot. Here is a link to the post, take a look at what I said, determine for yourself if I did it the right way or not, and look at the responses.
I also had a discussion with a friend. You can tell this is a casual and comfortable chat about the Doubtful News website and some of the stories from this past year. Kylie and I always have a good time talking.
I need both communities – one for support and learning and one for challenge and learning. If we just talk to the choir all the time, that’s too sheltered. When we venture outside that, it’s uncomfortable, and it sets us up for criticism and sometimes downright rudeness but I do think that getting that feedback means you’ve done SOMETHING. Offended someone’s personal views possibly made them think about it. I try hard not to offend the PERSON, but to just press specific buttons.