It’s been a long day of writing on my other blogs, today, but I want to address a question asked of me the other day:
Are you registered with HuffingtonPost.com as a member? Why or why not? What are your reasons for registering or not registering?
HuffPo, The Blaze and other similar sites cover a variety of topics but are also well known for their political affiliations: Democrat/Liberal vs Republican/Conservative and have communities of registered members who comment up an often combative storm.
Depending on your politics, or even inspite of your politics, you may be tempted to engage HuffPo and other sites that make a point to cover a lot of animal themed news stories and issues.
Personally, I’ve chosen not to register because I’d rather not attract the class of disagreeable trolls who register and comment on sites they disagree with or attract the venom of commentors from these sites who may disagree with me and do so in less than constructive ways, simply because of a difference in political views.
On my cat blog, over the years, I’ve linked to and commented on, stories posted on those sites, finding much to like in the reporting.
When I tweet my story I’ll include the Twitter handle of the site and/or story writer, willing to see where that might lead, but that’s it.
What are your thoughts?