In our hobby, writing profession, or spoken word, we all have opinions. As a blog writer, we do have or should have the ability to write with an open mind, and secondly, as a reader, accepting to the opinions of others. We write, publicizing our ideas and thoughts with truth with the hopes of obtaining loyal readers, who can either relate or partially agree with the topics written.
Since 2010 I have been a member of a local organizational chapter which supports moms. I fell in love with their parent organization, how they help communities all over the U.S., providing a private place for moms to communicate, keeping their members involved with events, no judgment or criticism, just moms accepting other moms. Like many women who “bite off more than able to chew,” I volunteered as Promotions Manager and later Chapter Manager to my group.
In late 2011, the group shut down merging with another. Some of the other members, which were part of the same group I was so fond of, had decided upon forming their own. I was saddened and emotionally angered by their decision to not continue to support such an awesome organization. Reasons, when asked why, because the forums are confusing, and facebook is SO much easier.
In the beginning, when this other group was formed as, accessible for all to join with all members and events, where children would be..., public. I went to one event, even though I was bothered by their lack of interest in internet safety and the local chapter we were all members of originally. I quickly expressed my opinion of unease to the group and its members, encouraging them to remain with the organization I remained loyal to.
With that simple expression of discomfort, being honest on how I felt about their group I was quickly hushed with argumentative comments from others with disagreement. In all honesty, I did not use the right words, approaching my concerns it in the wrong way, but nothing for cause to disassociate me from their group. Everyone has the option to opinion, right?
With my complaint, the administrators of this group, sent emails with screen shots of comments I had made, to the association I proudly volunteered my time with. I was removed from my volunteer titles within their organization, but I was still supported. I was given friendship and support, with a letter of recommendation. Why? The reason is that I am proud of my opinion, this organization, and their willingness to be open-minded of others, ALL moms.
That is why I value posts by other blogs I follow, comments from my readers, and accept opinions with an open mind which opens my heart.