Weeding Followers, Friends, and Fans

Name-calling. Shaming. Trolls. Hate speech. Threats. Doxxing. These are increasingly common on the internet.They are also problems I don't have, given the relatively few Facebook friends I have, the relative civility of most of them, and the relatively slow growth of my blogs....more

How to Write Well About Controversial Topics

Some people can write about controversial topics such as circumcision, breastfeeding, or spankings and host a thoughtful discussion in their comment section, and other people write about those very same topics and end up with what amounts to a bar brawl on their blog. Image: Barbed wire, Shutterstock Are there specific things those first bloggers know that allow them to tackle controversial topics without raising their readership's collective blood pressure? Why... yes. And these are the steps you also can take if you want to write well about controversial topics. ...more
This is timely for me. I've been "writing" a TWO controversial pieces for weeks. I've written ...more

GAY MARRIAGE: "A marriage, by any other name..."

 I'm attending my first gay wedding today. I'm attending my first same-sex  wedding today. I'm attending my first homosexual wedding today. What is the  politically correct term for such a wedding? Who cares? Frankly, I don't     understand the furor and uproar over same-sex marriages....more
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