While I officially joined the blogging world over a year ago, I've really only been consistently blogging for about 6 months.
I admit I was quite clueless about the whole blogosphere; I still am in many ways.
However, one of the things that is interesting to me is how quickly a post can ignite a debate...even to the point of getting folks a little on edge.
Now the men (bless their hearts) would probably nod their heads sagely and say it's because we're a bunch of women...and they may be right about that.
I've thought this over a little bit and had to ask myself this question "Why do we all have to think alike?" I mean, granted, it's normal to prefer to hang around with like-minded people; but couldn't we possibly glean something from someone who doesn't think exactly like us?
I have friends that I strongly disagree with on certain issues, but feel no need to bring it up. After all, if I wanted someone who was exactly like me, I would simply talk to myself in the bathroom mirror...
I understand there are some boundaries we might not want to cross; you'd never find me on a feminist blog...I know that's very shocking to those who read here.
Someone once said "Every man is my teacher; I can either learn what to do, or what not to do from them." That makes some sense to me.
I myself faithfully visit only a small group of blogs, mainly people who I have felt a connection to, or find interesting in some facet. I don't think these people are all exactly like me, that's probably part of what makes them interesting...
Part of what prompted this whole "musing" post (yes, I am merely musing) is the various discussions that seem to be taking place in the blogosphere concerning frugal living.
I think everyone means well in their take on it all (think positive) but many seem to have strong feelings about it all; perhaps it all comes down to each person's interpretation being different.
Many of the bloggers I read qualify as being frugal; but that isn't the reason I came to, or still faithfully read their blog. It was the fact that I felt like there was something I could glean from them.
I read one comment on a blog that had me shaking my head wondering why someone would waste their energy in such a way. It said "Frugal people seem to always want to brag about it...many with a holier than thou attitude." I'm paraphrasing here...which means I'm probably putting it nicer than they did.
If you feel frugal bloggers are bragging about their frugal ways, or raising themselves up as better than others, I think you are very mistaken in your thinking...but you could always read another blog more to your way of thinking...what a novel idea.
And I really do mean that in the nicest way:)