Poor Sister Mel. She posted a note today about Blogging No-Nos. Being a bloggie newbie of just over a year old, she is clearly still learning the ropes. She was recently called to task after making the fatal error of publicly admitting that, although she loves all animals, yes, even dogs, she would prefer not to have a crotch-sniffer of her own. Shock horror! Melly, you must never, ever admit to not wanting a dog as a pet. People are very sensitive about dogs. And God. And cyclists. And bathing and helmets and getting defensive and all sorts of other things.
When you admitted to being a spanker I nearly choked on my Chardonnay! ARE YOU MAD?? Why don’t you just admit to doing drugs and cheating on your husband?? No, there are certain things one should never admit to on one’s blog. Not if you don’t want to draw furious debate and lots of finger pointing. Plus the occasional troll.
A safe bet is to talk about the organic, homemade meal you lovingly prepared for your family. But make sure you mention that you have NOTHING against those who eat non-organic, store bought meals and how you respect everyone’s right to eat what they want and that you would never judge someone for the food choices they made. Then make sure you donate all your money EQUALLY to both the starving children and the abused animals.
Or you could be like me and blog warts and all, the good bits, the not so good bits and the emotionally defensive over-reactions. And people can either like you for who you are, or they can fuck right off. Simple, really.