Most of my blogging friends make me laugh. The same ones that make me laugh also make me think a lot. They make me share in their frustration with their words. They seem very free with their words. I haven’t noticed many of them shying away from being candid for fear of negative comments. I have, though. I have held back on writing my heart, not because what I want to say is questionable or untrue, but because I am weary of being nitpicked. It has kept me from writing when I have wanted to write. I have unfinished drafts that I just saved and walked away from, because I worry they will be controversial. I have thoughts that I want to express that are stuck in my head or in an e-mail to myself as a reminder for later, because I worry someone will take it too personally. All left undone, because I made the mistake of fearing negative comments. The reality is that I don’t get a lot of comments, positive or negative, but nearly 100% of the ones I have received are positive and affirming. So my fear is misguided.
Hopefully this means I will be writing more. I hope that as God puts thoughts in my head, I will express them on my blog without worry. Finally, I hope spiteful people would go away, but knowing that they won’t, I hope I listen to the majority, not the angry minority.