Social media truly is an odd duck. We all know of its power. And no one who has an ounce of sanity would contend there is no place for it or little or no value to its use.
Some people write blogs to share information…some write blogs to elevate their egos…some combine both purposes to type away their thoughts…and others simply love the fact that they can share everything about anything to anyone at anytime. So we’ve all progressed into this future by knocking down the white picket fence we all stood securely behind to openly share our minds to the world.
Active or passive we forge ahead with brilliant or mindless words to fill the eyes of any ‘wantoknower’ in the world. Here’s the best part … we can accept …delete and elevate any comment or opinion thrown our way. We are the judge and jury controlling the publishing of anything we deem appropriate. No other medium has this power…no other…period. Anyone can do it…anyone can succeed at it…whatever that truly means. And anyone can enjoy their 15 minutes of fame in nearly an instant globally by the words they write or the comments they make. Remarkable…yes we all already know this.
Image if we could do that in face-to-face conversations. Edit out a word or two that someone just rammed down our ears…tweet or tweak a noun or a verb here or there…punctuate a positive or a negative to serve our cause. Now what a wonderful world that would be.
So comment away my friends or foes…for blogs are an opportunity to fight back with vigor or support with love…but never a place where in comments true freedom of thought or speech will always sustain itself. Not as long as we all have the ability to be Czar’s … editors of others.
With that said…I’d like to think most of us would allow any comment of logic…or point of view whether in agreement or not to ones position to be posted. All in good taste of course. For the only way you can build trust with your followers is to allow them to blast you …prove you wrong…add a disagreement or if you are lucky support your words. Like a brand is a promise…blogs are Trustmark’s for the writer. So with that said … all comments welcome … I think.