Is it just me...
I realize that some may be turned off by my reviews on here as well. So, maybe it isn't that different. I just find it ridiculous to purposely try and stir the pot to get hits. I mean, if it is in the news of the day or something, it is one thing to bring it up. But, sometimes I think these writers sit around and think up what the most controversial thing would be to post.
"Hmm...what will get them this week? Insulting kids with cancer? OK, that sounds good. That oughta get a reaction..."
Granted, my blog topics may not be nearly as exciting. I post here for a writing outlet and to keep in touch with friends old and new. Sometimes this blog format doesn't fit what I want to post. I've often thought about creating another place--be it for creative writing/professional purposes, diet and health, or whatever else is on my mind. But, I end up just coming back to this one blog. I haven't even bothered to split off my reviews onto a separate blog. If I have something to say, I WILL say it--even if it isn't politically correct. But, I don't search for things TO draw attention or offend/work up readers.
What do you think about approaching controversial topics? Do you find you avoid them, post with tact, or jump right in and challenge your readers to comment away?