Do you agree? The other day I read an great article about offensive content where the author covered how some bloggers might get lured into thinking that the more controversial they sound that it might gain more readers or the hope that their blog might get more popular. I will admit that I read a few blogs that tend to use more offensive language, but I also read other blogs that have no offensive language at all.
Does that make their blogs bad or worse or just plain offensive? I don’t think anyone starts out to blog to offend anyone, but isn’t blogging about “what you want it to be?”. There is a time and a place for everything, but if a person is emotionally charged and use curse words in good humor would it help build good relationships amongst friends?
- Who you’re with
- What your discussing
- What your mood is
- Where you are
The blog you create is a true extension of you; your goals, your views, your opinions, speculations and anything else to get your point of view across. But do you know who your audience is? I love the freedom I get to say what I want on my blog, because it’s my voice.
We all put on our best “face” in front of our peers, but what do you sound like behind closed doors? Seasoned “words” come in all shapes and sizes, but how it’s perceived is what might make or break a post for some readers. But does it belong on a blog? Your blog might be more professional, you readers are people more spiritual, or you might have readers that could care less about the language on your blog.
Some might say words contribute to the impressions other have about you and can come to define you in a way that you might not appreciate.
- Does that mean that you blog is worse off?
- Are you afraid of using words that might offend a few select readers?
I mentioned in a comment on another blog that you can lose a few readers with a post with no curse words, but run the risk of pissing off your other readers that might feel they aren’t getting the “real you“. Everyone has their own agenda behind the blog they create so knowing who your audience is will ultimately dictate the tone you should carry over on your blog.
It’s no surprise that I love blogs that know how to just tell it like it is. Never waiver from the fact that not every post is going to get the “green light” by each subscriber and you might even lose a few subscribers. You can’t please everyone, so don’t waste your time trying. The beauty of blogging and writing is that you can write what you want.
- What’s your take on Offensive Language used in Blogs?
- Do you unsubscribe?
- Are you offended?
- If you liked the blog before, why does one “word” make you unsubscribe now?