Thanks for this bit of encouragement. For you, my readers, take courage from the words in this post.
For a long time, I made it a point to avoid writing about anything controversial. I avoid confrontation whenever I can, which is one thing I love about this blog. I’m just here trying to help people and sharing my love of writing. I keep things positive because I want people to feel good when they come here.
But in the real world, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid conflict. Which is what I discovered when I started writing about diets and Star Wars (two completely unrelated topics, but stick with me).
I can’t even tell you how many people I’ve muted/blocked on Twitter after they’ve mentioned me in posts responding to my articles. These people, on the surface, usually disagree with something I’ve written or don’t have a deep enough understanding of what I’m talking about to form a coherent response (or just choose not to).
And while it’s…
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