So yesterday a friend and reader proposed the idea of starting a weekly series of postings on “hot topics.” Part of the idea was that it would be a chance for me to share what I think about certain issues (not like I’m an authority on anything, but it IS my blog!) and it would also be a good way to generate some discussion in the comments section.
I told her that I thought that was a great idea, but if I were to be honest (and that is the idea, isn’t it?), then I have to admit that regularly writing about controversial issues scares me. Because while you probably can’t tell, I’m a pretty non-confrontational person who doesn’t enjoy disagreeing with people. (You might be saying to yourself, “HA! I don’t believe that for a second!” based-on some of the posts I’ve written recently!) But in light of the fact that blogging is my attempt to be honest with others and process my thoughts, I think it would probably be a great idea to have a very civil and generous discussion of issues that we probably all have different thoughts on. Many of y’all that I know personally are awesome thinkers and writers whose opinions I really respect, and I’d love to hear you share your thoughts on here with everyone else.
I’m also hoping that this will draw-out some people that I know are regular readers but rarely or never comment. (You know who you are!!!) I definitely don’t want this to be about me and my all-knowing opinion, and although my voice will be primary since it’s my blog, I’m more interested in generating a good discussion and exploration of the issues since I know we could all learn from each other. I’d also LOVE it if y’all would email me with ideas of topics you’d like to see discussed, I don’t want to be fully responsible for coming-up with topics!!! So if you have any ideas, email me at EmmyMC98 AT aol.com
So, what do you think?