Once Upon a time if you didn’t like who was in charge you locked them in a tower or sent them to sleep in the woods. It’s not so easy in the real world and people are very sensitive about the process. I had a conversation about not writing about politics in a blog. I mentioned a name of a leader in my last post and someone told me I could have lost readers because of the political landscape. “But I was just stating history without politics and I said ‘politics aside'”. She was amused and I was freaking out that I could have offended anyone. I couldn’t get it off my mind.
I’m an HR Blog. When I think of topics, they are going to come from the news. And politics will change the rules, especially this year. I’m chomping at the bit to talk about the teachers’ strike. The raises, benefits and evaluations, it’s like candy to me. Let’s not even get into Healthcare. No matter who gets elected, this is going to be a hot topic. Changes, changes and more changes are all going to be tied to politics.
This post is not to talk about these issues but to ask you…How do you talk about policy without mentioning politics? Is it like Harry Potter? The person/rule that shall not be named! Maybe I’ll come up with a list of Villains and you can all guess who they are. I have no need to discuss my political affiliations, but some practical issues will be in this mess. I don’t want to lose readers, but some people go off on tangents and I don’t want to make this an ugly place.
I follow Health & Fitness Chick (she’s great) on Facebook. Yesterday she posted this french toast recipe (with yogurt and oats, btw) and people turned on her. Crazy rants about how she is a fitness person and HOW DARE SHE let a carb pass her lips and encourage her readers to get fat. It was insane! So I am having nightmares of my readers freaking out, but also of me being bored talking only about carb and fat-free HR issues.
So tell me what you think and what you want to read about? If I talk about something messy will you delete me? If you have a blog, how do you handle sensitive issues?
Thanks for the input My Pretties,
PS. There are no elections in my Kingdom. If someone tries to take over I bake an apple pie.