Blogs are tricky. Expressing yourself and barring your thoughts and problems can backfire when some people do not agree with you and are expressing their thoughts and opinions. The most common response by the author: “If you do not like it, stop reading it!” or “Oh yeah? Look who`s talking!“.
The problem is of course in clashing two semi-functional opinions. Unlike Dragan, who was insulting and did not know what he was talking about, opinions of approximately equal worth should be treated with the same respect. Just because they are opposing something, does not mean they should be treated as something less. “Go some place else!” is not a solution. In fact, the second you are trying to convince someone who thinks differently to “step over to your side” you already lost. You started a competition and by starting it, you lost it at the same time. And that it something people are not aware of.
Alex Tocquevile has a great theory about the tyranny of the majority. Combined with Noelle Neumann`s spiral of silence you get the main reason why people are so afraid of expressing their opposing opinions and the comments are full of words like “Great post!”, “I agree!” and others.
No wonder some people think blogs are a joke.