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Let’s Talk: Blogger to Blogger has been one of favorite features that I host here at Lilybloombooks. I love talking about all things books and sharing those things on my blog with readers. But I also like discussing book related things with the community.
I took to social media for this post – because my mind was full of so many things and I couldn’t really choose a topic. Of the four topics I listed in the poll, drama, obviously won. (This is actually my second post on drama, I wrote one a long time ago, too. And I did not hold back, either.)
And this post scares me. See, if there is one topic that could create drama, it’s talking about drama. And it’s such a broad topic when you don’t have something specific to talk about.
With any community, there is going to be some controversy. You have many individuals with different opinions and a different way of doing things – sometimes our intentions get lost in translation. Other times, there are those that are just not happy people and like to start things or stir the pot, or jealously may play a role. Others, like to be live in the spot light. Some, cannot handle confrontation, are very passive aggressive about a situation or want to argue until they are blue in the face. There are so many contributing factors.
But in essence, we are the ones that create the drama. We are the ones that feed the drama. WE are the ones KEEPING IT ALIVE.
From a personal stand point – I have no problem voicing my opinion about any topic — even though I know which ones I can take to the community and which ones need to stay behind closed doors*. Does it create some tension? Oh, I’m sure. I have had many comments come back to me that are so passive aggressive and even though I wanted to reply, I didn’t. There is nothing wrong with this – or wanting to take to social media about everything. But at the same time, you should almost always expect someone to disagree with you about a topic and if you can’t handle that, don’t bring it. More on this another day.
But then I think, WHAT IS DRAMA? What can be DEFINED as drama? There are probably a few things popping into your head right now of a PERFECT example. But where’s the point from which is goes from a disagreement to drama? Is it the number of people involved? The topic? How it’s being handled?
I can’t say for certain what topics stir up the most “drama” – but I have a guess – because I feel like it’s a new THING everyday. And I feel like there are so many different topics and contributing factors I could, and want to, talk about. Yet, I feel that each one is important and I just don’t have the time to tackle every single subject under the DRAMA hat, ya know**?
Yet at the same time, there are things that have been brought to our attention that needed to be – that created MONSTROUS amounts of drama. Books for Trade, anyone?
It seems like I don’t have a point for this post – but I do. We can’t change the fact that there will be drama, because that’s not a realistic goal. But you can change your involvement. You can change how long it goes on for. You can change how big or small it may be. You can change HOW it affects YOU. Just think, is it worth it?
*By this, I mean discussing with your friends on DM, text email etc. Sometimes, things are better left unsaid. Also, I ALWAYS stand behind my opinion.
**I am open to making this a series of posts.
- What is your definition of DRAMA?
- What topic do you feel creates the most drama?
- Have you ever been in the middle of any drama? Why or Why Not?
- Tell me one thing you think we could do to potentially create LESS drama?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.