Week 5: Can you talk politics with family and friends?
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Waving! You aren’t misreading. I remembered to write a post for the blog challenge this week. I’ve tried since week one without success, so here I am. HOWEVER, I got up early this morning to post this since yesterday had taken me in different directions in the name of “me time.” So… I missed the cut-off time to sign up on the Marketing for Romance Writers blog. Since this post is written, I’m posting anyway.
As a refresher, here is what the 52-Week Blog Challenge Blog Hop is about. ANYONE can join in. You don’t have to be a romance writer. We use the hashtag #MFRWauthor. From the website:
“Marketing for Romance Writers is announcing the 2020 Blog Challenge. Each week, authors use our writing prompt to create a meaningful blog post. We’ll be posting every Friday… join us as often as possible.”
I can’t promise to participate each week, because again this year, I find myself with one book with the editor, and it will be published as soon as possible. But while I’m working on another book physically, mentally, two more books are working in the background with my muse. Whew, she’s a busy muse these days. So, with this all aside, here we go with Week 5. Better late than never!
This is a topic I thought I’d never see on my blog, but don’t worry, it isn’t about politics in the true sense. It’s whether we’re able to talk to family and friends about the topic.
As far as I know, most of my family has the same beliefs that I do except a few family members I rarely see. I would not talk politics with them because I’d get loud. They have their opinion and I have mine. With other family members, we can discuss, bitch about, complain, or love it, and then it’s over. None of us like discussing it, anyway, so whatever we say is usually brief.
Discuss on social media? NEVER.
The majority of my friends that I can discuss politics with also talk briefly. Some friends aren’t on the same page, and it’s with those friends that I never bring it up or join in on the conversation, because they will do everything in their power to change my mind. Again, I don’t want to get loud or lose friends.
With the topic of politics, I have to pick and choose who I can discuss politics with in my family and circle of friends. I refuse to get in an argument or let it stress me out, so it’s better to keep quiet and put the old cliché to use—if you can’t say something nice, don’t say it.
As always, this is a blog challenge BLOG HOP, so hop on over to the 52-Week Blog Challenge Blog HOP page to find links to other author blogs.