Remember when I made my post, blogging is supposed to be fun? Well this is written directly after that with literally one minute in-between!
The reason for splitting the posts up like this, is that I didn’t want to take away from the previous message and loose people in what I was trying to say.
So how have I not been following my own advice?
Well it comes down to the nature of my content. It isn’t necessarily for anyone, and I’m especially conscious of my old readers who read for the anime content and are still open to the idea that I might one day release a post that interests them.
The two main subjects I have been occupied with is atheism and language learning. One of them likely one of the most hated topics in the world, and the other, likely one of the most niche topics in the world.
I feel like language learning is interesting to people even if they aren’t learning one themselves. Because I feel like to an extent a lot of people are like “yeah learning another language would be cool” even though 99% of these people will never actually learn a language in the first place.
However talking about atheism comes with it’s problems. They are obviously a very disliked group, and likely the most disliked minority. And constantly talking about your lack of faith can often appear quite like your trying to force your beliefs, or can appear like you’re just being angry and annoying.
I have made myself feel like I shouldn’t post atheist blog posts very often, even though I really want to. It is the subject that is most on my mind, and it’s the subject that YouTube won’t stop recommending me. It’s difficult to get out of that.
However I still believe that the subject of religion remains a very interesting and relevant one, and I like to open up as many conversations about it as possible. Because if it is true, it’s a very major thing, and if it’s false, it’s also a very major thing since so many people believe it!
The subject matter being so important is why I want to talk about it. But obviously, it’s not for everyone, or even most people, or even most atheists, a lot of whom are happy to leave people to believe what they want.
To an extent I am like that too, with the exception that I want people to believe what they believe for good reasons, and not for bad ones, the bad ones of which I point out.
But you see what I’ve done right? I’ve blatantly gone against my own advice, which is have fun while blogging, and as an extension, blog about what you’d like to blog about.
So I need to push those thoughts aside, and just continue to do what I want to do.
I perhaps became overly worried, or am rightly worried and just continue anyway because it’s something that I want to do.
The point is that you can give out advice whilst not realising that you’re immediately failing to follow it. So I intend to not worry about what other people will think as I continue to blog about what I want too.
Granted there are things that I can, and will do from now on to prevent misconceptions. Perhaps a “Why I talk about Athiesm so much” post should be on it’s way, the beginning of which will likely be similar to parts that I wrote here. And other things can be done to make it look less bad in the area of titles and featured images and etc.
But I think overall, less worry and more fun is a good thing, and that’s what I hope to do, and what I hope you can respect me wanting to do, even if you personally don’t like it.