I reblog around 4 posts per day from bloggers I follow whose posts I find interesting. On occasion someone will come across a reblogged post and feel the need to email me and tell me what an “as***ole” I am for writing such “garbage”.
My observation is this: it amazes me the number of people who don’t recognize the difference between a reblog and an original post. Let me say for the record that I don’t have to agree with the content to share it with my readers. I would say there are many opinion pieces I share that I do not agree with the view of the writer and I do that for a specific reason. Why? I love to challenge my own thinking and the thinking of my readers. I think it is not only healthy, but also imperative that we spend as much time reading opposing views to our own world-view.
So to the blogger who felt the need to email I say “thank you”. As for the name calling, not so much. If you can’t handle an opposing view then all you have to do is unfollow; it is that simple.