There is a lot going on in this crazy world of ours, and chances are you have something to say about it. But unless your blog is a political one, it can feel out of place. Does this mean you should ignore current events entirely? Not necessarily. But you should be careful in your approach.
Writing about politics is like navigating a minefield. Even if you aren’t being particularly political, chances are someone is going to be offended. And if you do take a hard political stand, chances are a lot of people are going to be offended. The end result could be lost readers and even harassment online and in real life.
The answer to this question is personal. Maybe the risks are worth it to you to get your ideas out there and make sure you are heard. Or maybe the risks are too great to consider, especially if you are worried about harassment in person. You have to weigh your choice carefully. Should you choose to forge ahead, there are some things to keep in mind.
If your tone is usually light and fun, try to keep things light and fun, even if the topic is pretty serious. At the very least, keep it casual, even if somber. You do not want to suddenly turn into a political commentator as this will turn off your audience no matter what side they are on.
Politics are incredibly complicated, and one idea can quickly lead to another, leaving you with a post that is rambling and jumbled. You need to stay focused to keep your writing direct and coherent, otherwise, your audience will just feel confused.
You might think that this is something everyone should care about, but chances are they don’t. And this means you need to figure out why it should be relevant to your audience in particular. Relate the idea back to your common interests. If you cannot, it might not be a good idea to write about it.
Ultimately, writing about anything related to politics or current events is tricky, but with the right approach, you can make it work.