However, I have realized that all these diatribes do not foster discussion. I have a friend around my age whose blog talks about various topic from a Christian point of view, and, from what I've seen, he gets a boatload of comments, both via Facebook and on the blog itself. However, lately, on here, I usually get one or two comments, if I get any response at all. I think my problem is the tone I've taken with my online writings: angry rants, bashing people, and generally inappropriate behavior. People who normally would read my writings have been turned off by my previous writings, which I admit were wrong and sinful.
So, I want to make some things very clear:
- I am not going to bash anyone on this blog, even using a codename and/or vagueness. I won't say anything about any person, living or dead, that I would not say to his/her face. That includes in "parodies" as well as regular writings. I know that, in the past, I was guilty of such things, but I promise I will not do it again.
- I'm tired of one-sided discussion in general, whether online or elsewhere. Most of you don't care to hear my long stories about middle school or celebrity crushes; if you did, you'd probably ask. If you're not saying much of anything, then, that means I need to not be talking as much.
- I am not going to say anything that is in violation of Biblical commandments and teachings. If I have any doubts about what I'm going to post, I won't post it, or, at the very least, I will get my parents or a trusted friend to look over it first.
- If I am upset about something, I will not make it public. I might talk with someone privately, but I will not make an angry post on this blog, Facebook, or anywhere where a large amount of people can/will see it.
- I'm not sure how often I will update my "Siobhan Thinks Differently" blog; frankly, I feel that my review blog has been a much better venture than anything else I've done online, including other blogs and Facebook. It seems that I often use this space to defend my love for entertainment, when I could spend the time actually watching one of the movies that has been on my shelf for months; in other words, I'm talking about doing something instead of actually doing it, which isn't right. If I feel the need to say something on here, I might do so, but, for most of you, Facebook tells you everything you need to know about me.
- If I do something that I said I definitely wouldn't do above--specifically, in the first, second, and fourth rules--you have every right to unfriend and/or block me, regardless of how good of friends we may have been previously. I'm saying that because I want to make sure there are consequences if I don't keep my word.