Book Blogger Confessions (10)

, by Kt Clapsadl

This meme is hosted by Midnyte Reader and Karen from For What It's Worth on the first and third Monday of each month.

This week's question:

November 5th: Should bloggers & authors discuss politics? Does that turn you off to a blogger or an authors books if they tweet/post about their political positions or do you appreciate their passionate point of view?

I really despise drama. I avoid it all costs. Mostly this is because I am not a confrontational person. In fact, I live in a constant state of cringing in the months leading up to the elections. So, obviously I avoid everything political when it comes to my blog and tweeting. I'd just rather stay out of things. I realize that there is probably a lot of times where there can be a drama free discussion and debate, but I just have no desire to take that risk.

As far as whether or not blogger and authors should discuss politics, I don't think I have the right to tell them what they can or can not do. Granted, I will "skip over" or ignore any political posts due to wanting to keep my head in the sand. Do I have my own opinion of each candidate's merit? Sure. But that is through my own research as I weed out the ridiculous bull crap and try and decide which one will be more likely to stick to their campaign layouts. So while I appreciate that authors and bloggers are passionate about politics, that will just be one section that I will pass on reading.

How about you guys, do you love political discussions or are you like me and wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole?

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