“Should blogs be political?”

Well….we live in politically interesting times, don’t we?*

An issue that I’ve seen floating around on several blogs is; “Should blogs be political?” And, if I’m completely honest, I’m a bit divided about this. Therefore, for this post, I wanted to weigh up the pros and cons, and for people to decide whether they should or shouldn’t be in the comments:

The pros:

Well, it’s always good when we discuss politics, isn’t it? We can’t allow for politics to divide us-and by talking about it, we aren’t. We’re also spreading awareness, accounting for a lack of education on some parts-such as informing people who aren’t aware of how to vote, and who don’t know how to fill out a ballot paper. Democracy in progress, right?

The cons:

I study politics, so I guess that I’m not very typical as an example. But some posts can be a little bit misleading. Do we nearly need to go on about ‘Tory scum’, for instance? Do we really need to push our opinions on to other people? No, we don’t, because it’s inaccurate, unfair, and lazy in spreading awareness.

Conclusion:

I like that bloggers such as myself are spreading awareness, but I’m also a little bit fearful of being mislead or being misleading.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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* I’m writing this the day that Theresa May announced a possible snap election.

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12 thoughts on ““Should blogs be political?”

  1. altspeaking says:

    As bloggers, our followers trust and value your opinions. I feel like there is a responsibility that comes with that to educate people when we are able to on some of the more important things, and politics is one of them. The thing with education is that I would like to see BOTH sides discussed and allow people to make their own educated opinion.

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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  2. ivefoundwaldo says:

    I think as influencers we should try to positively spread the word about what is happening in the world. I understand that you shouldn’t try to shove an opinion down someone’s throat but at the same time, I feel like we have a right to educate people on certain matters. I loved reading your opinion ! xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  3. Thoroughly Modern Emily says:

    I actually love writing about politics on my blog. After spending ten years writing about politics in a dispassionate, objective fashion, it’s nice to have a more informal venue to just process my thoughts. And I sort of figure that if someone is put off by what I have to say about Trump or feminism, my blog might not be to their tastes anyway.

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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  4. Isabel says:

    I think as long as you are feeling up to it mentally then going into the fray on blogs and twitter to talk about politics can be really interesting. But sometimes I’m a bit sad or anxious and I have to distance myself because as you say politics can become very charged. I think any blogger should be allowed to talk about politics if they want to, as long as they aren’t trolling or hurting anyone.

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  5. GirlMasked says:

    I do think it’s okay for blogs to be political but at the same time they shouldn’t be forcing their views on others in an aggresive way. But simply sharing views and opinions openly is fine, I think anyway!
    Great post!!

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  6. adriftdaisy says:

    I completely agree with you, as long as we are raising an awareness as opposed to bashing other people’s beliefs and imposing our own on views on others. But as bloggers who discuss our lives, I think it is inevitable that we will discuss politics. But what we all need to learn is that though we may not agree with everything that we read, we should be respectful and understanding.

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