I think it’s way too easy to blog. And I think it can be kind of a scam. In other words, for the most part, I could write whatever I want and if you don’t know me, you may not know if what I am saying is true.
I could tell you what a great dad I am. If you don’t know me, you probably think I am. But if you do know me, you measure me against what I write. If I say I am a horrible husband, you may agree or disagree with me if you know me. But if you don’t know me, you immediately make your opinion. You get the point here.
But there’s more. It’s so easy to write, and project an opinion, or promote a stream of expertise. But who is to check the information for accuracy and then provide the public rebuttal? Who calls out a person because what they wrote on their blog is inconsistent with the persons life? And if you did, would the blogger’s response be “Hey, shut up. It’s my blog. Go somewhere else.”
For me, I have to constantly remind myself not to blog about stuff I really am horrible at. And if I dare blog anyway, I have to remind myself to put a disclaimer on it. And I am reminding myself even now to keep up that practice.
Blogging is kind of a scam.