Should Bloggers Talk About Current Events?

Bonjour, Blogger! Should Bloggers Talk About Current Events?
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“Dee, don’t you want to use your popularity for a good cause?”

This week has been…interesting. No matter how you voted last week, you’ve probably had at least one conversation about it and what could happen. So many of us are talking about politics at home, work, and of course, on Facebook so we asked – should bloggers talk about current events? Here are some of the responses we had…

Yes Starling!

Kerry Cooks

Frankie Goes To…

Flamingo Monroe

Veronica Dearly (make sure to check her site out for excellent items like the pin in our image!)

Luchia Cooks

A Hint Of White

Matt Rubas

Oh, Hello Face

Once, A Glimpse

Saints On A Plane

This post was inspired by Carrie at WishWishWish’s post – Carrie talks about what she thinks about it all in a way that fits in really well. We also saw a post by Hannah Gale which was really thoughtful on the topic. One of the positive things that has come out of the referendum is that people are more willing to talk about politics, because like it or not, it affects us all and by talking about it, we can learn new viewpoints, educate ourselves on what is happening in the world around us and figure out what we need from politicians and parties. The most important thing to remember is…well, you’ve seen the image above ;)

What do you guys think? Keep your thoughts to yourself, or open up the discussion?

  • Helen

    I think yes. Firstly, it’s their blog so they should be able to talk about whatever they like (I know I do, and my “niche” is sewing). Secondly, regardless of your view, leaving the EU is A BIG DEAL. It will affect all of us in so many different ways, it’s unlikely ever to not be relevant. Thirdly, the lack of conversation is what made some (not all) people vote from a completely uneducated perspective. I think political conversation should be encouraged. If a reader doesn’t like the views expressed, they can always skip on to the next post.

    July 1, 2016 at 4:41 pm Reply

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