I read another blogger who was expressing self doubt about the emotional content of their blog. It seemed that the blogger felt that the blog was too involved emotionally with whatever it was that was being written about.
The inference seemed to be that this blogger admired a more detached approach in order to present reasoned pieces for the reader.
What is a blog for if it cannot speak from the heart.
My blog isn't a debating society. If I want to debate with anyone I'll go on a message board. I sometimes do. My blog is not the dispenser of nuggets of wisdom either. Too many blogs seem to try to do that.
No. My blog is where my heart can creep out without too much fear for I have control of the edit button. It is primarily for me and so I can be self indulgent if I wish.
For the reader it is an insight into the inner workings of one middle aged male. No more. No less. It is one of thousands, millions even.
Whether I show reason or whether I show emotion doesn't really matter.
I show me.
If I feel passionate about something and it is something I can be public about I'll talk about it. With emotion too. Why not?
If I feel more detached I may give a more reasoned view of a subject............but then if I feel so detached I'll probably not be interested.............or interesting! For that is what can let a blog down. Too little passion makes for a boring blog whereas the passion can fire up the reader...........even if we disagree.