For her weekly Blogging Insights prompts, Dr. Tanya provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.
This week’s quote is unattributed.
“Blogging is a beautiful skill to express your feelings and emotions to the right people out there.”
I am not sure about this quote. I wouldn’t necessarily say that blogging is a “beautiful skill.” I have run across a lot of blogs that are neither beautiful nor skillfully crafted. But there are many skillful bloggers out there who do write interesting, engaging, informative, funny, provocative, and perhaps even beautiful posts.
I do agree that blogging is a way to express yourself, be it your feelings, emotions, thoughts, perspective, and/or opinions, or to just write whatever occurs to you.
I am bothered by the part of the quote that talks about “the right people.” Who are these “right people,” anyway? When I first started blogging, I didn’t really have a target audience in mind. And even now that I’ve been at it for a while, I would be hard pressed to define who “the right people” are to whom I should be directing my beautiful blogging skills. Should I be upset if “the wrong people” are reading this post? How dare they?
As far as I’m concerned, anyone who appreciates my posts and my efforts to motivate or inspire other bloggers through my prompts, is “the right person.” In fact, all of you who are taking the time to read my response to Tanya’s Blogging Insights prompt are, to me, “the right people.” And I thank you for reading this.
Anyway, I think this was a rather dumb, meaningless, and patronizing quote. But maybe I’m not one of “the right people.”