Ken Mueller threw out a second topic that I thought was pretty interesting. He asked if I could write something about blogging as catharsis.
As has happened throughout this month, I’ve recently had an experience that makes this blog post timely for me.
See, here’s the thing. There was a person who I really respected. I supported them when a lot of other people were jumping ship. I risked my neck on occasion to help them out or to stand up for them. I looked up to this person, as a matter of fact. I believed the persona I was seeing and assumed that the warnings I was getting were just misunderstandings or people being weird.
Unfortunately, I have recently found out that this person actually did something that I find rather inexcusable and, for lack of a better word, yucky. People make mistakes, of course, but it always comes back to walking your talk. If you can’t walk your talk, you should just hesh up.
I find myself with a decision to make.
If I listened to a lot of the most successful bloggers out there, I would be 100% transparent. I would call this person out, assuming they would read my post. I would explain right here, out in the open, how this person let me down because I now feel like a fool for thinking the best of them. I would use names and facts and dates. I would warn people not to fall for this person’s tricks like I did.
If I was like a lot of bloggers out there, that’s exactly what I would do. I would write it all out, hit publish, and BOOM! It would be out there, and until the comments would start rolling in, I would feel downright cleansed.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’m not 100% convinced that’s the best way to go.