One of the blogs I read regularly is going to be scrapped. Makeesha is in a situation where she has decided to stop blogging for the sake of harmony in her church.
I don’t know the nature of the situation, but blogs can make life difficult. Things become even more sensitive when people unfamiliar with blogs take them too seriously.
I view my blog as a type of journal or writing notepad. It’s a place for young ideas, half-baked thoughts, and first drafts. Sometimes they come out polished and gleaming, but who has time to do that every single day?
I think blogs are a lousy place to debate sensitive topics, but they’re a great place to share ideas, even if they’re on sensitive topics.
The fact remains that even if someone has to shut down a blog, the ideas still remain. And if one person has some unwanted ideas, the odds of others sharing them are quite high.
That is where wisdom comes in. When is it better to let these ideas have a forum to stew a little and simmer down as opposed to bottling them up and waiting for them to explode? When is it better to just can the blog and let it fizzle out in the bottle?