Hey lovely people! Welcome to another Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by me, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
Today’s topic is: Controversial Blog Posts
This post is so much later than usual, but I really wanted to write a discussion. So I decided it’d be better to wait and write it later, than to not write it and post it early. Gotta be willing to compromise sometimes.
Be sure to share your thoughts and any of your ‘controversial’ posts in the comments!!
I really like reading controversial posts. Writing them myself? Eh, sometimes.
It’s fascinating and interesting to hear a person’s opinions on a hot topic, and everybody loves some drama. Controversial posts always have some sort of drama.
I also think there is a difference between controversial posts, and posts about controversies. Controversial posts are the ones that create the controversy, and then everyone weighs in with their thoughts about it. Both are still unique and great to read.
My definition of controversies are topics that widely divide the community. Or, a hot topic that has very strong opinions on both sides.
I’ve written two posts that I would consider controversial. One is about Diversity and Representation in YA and also includes my thoughts on the Blood Heir controversy. I also wrote another post about Kathleen Hale and my thoughts on when an author has gone too far. The second one was actually an LTB topic, so you may have already seen that one!
Why did I write them? Because the topics resonated with me so much, I decided to shed my super shy introverted meekness and take a stand about a topic that I found important to speak about. I didn’t want to just sit in the shadows; I wanted to share my thoughts too.
That happens really rarely. I’m usually very passive, and I don’t like to argue with people I don’t know, or share my thoughts on a topic that divides the community. But I know you all, and those were two topics that I felt comfortable giving my two cents about.
They were also two topics that made me angry/upset enough that I had the courage to hit that publish button.
I think it also has to do with the fact that it was written and not spoken. If I had to get up and say the exact words that I wrote and posted, I wouldn’t be able to do it. I’d rather die with my opinion inside, than get up and speak vocally about an issue that upsets me. It’s just the way I am.
This Week’s Participants:
Have you ever written a controversial post? How did it make you feel? Am I the only one who finds it easier to share my opinions through writing than to speak aloud? Chat with me in the comments below!