I just had a thought. Don’t worry. Don’t panic. I do that from time to time. As scary as it might seem, it’s usually harmless. Usually.
Today’s thought? Well, it started when I saw a blog post somewhere that seemed blatantly designed as a slap in someone’s face. I don’t know the blogger at all and I don’t know who on earth they might have been trying to “correct” or “vent” about, but the soapbox styled blog post just FELT like a backhanded attack–a passive-aggressive way of letting someone know what they really thought without confronting the person directly.
My guess is that the blogger was doing no such thing. I mean, I post a lot of soapbox-styled rants on here. I do it because it’s a topic I feel passionate about at the moment, but I don’t necessarily feel like debating it on a message board. I just want to get my thoughts “on paper.” It helps me think. And, because I have this blog where I can ramble about things that matter to me, well… I share it. For those who get a kick out of the ridiculous things I say from time to time or for those who are as ridiculous as I am and want to feel like they’re a little less crazy than some people might think.
But, this time I wondered. Does it happen? Are blog posts a way that people can attack another person, stealthily, rather than deal with a real issue with a real person? I bet it does. I bet it happens much more than I realize.
I’m tempted to scroll through past posts of mine to see how many were rants about things inspired by something someone said that I agreed or disagreed with and how many were a way to blast someone for something I didn’t want to address with them?
Tempted… but not quite ready for that answer. Not today. Maybe tomorrow.