A few weeks ago, I was scanning my blog list and came across a popular blogger's advice post. I rarely comment there because most of the posts are meant for people looking for the basics. Still, I usually read it briefly to see if there's any meat on the bone that could be useful to me.
I was surprised when the blogger gave what I felt was erroneous advice. It wasn't terrible, it'll-kill-your-career advice, but it was a little amateurish, especially from this blogger.
My first instinct was to challenge the statement, but in the end I decided against it. First of all, I was busy and the advice as I said, wasn't detrimental, just short-sighted. Secondly, the blogger is popular and I didn't have time to spar with all the blog buddies who'd feel the need to support the blogger.
Lately, it seems if you speak out against a review, a statement, a philosophy, or the color of the sky, you don't just take on the person taking that stand, but his gang too.
It makes me feel like you can no longer have a difference of opinion without having a lawyer present, and that's kind of sad.
Have you ever corrected someone who gave erroneous information? Given the current argumentative climate of the internet, do you think you speak out as much as you used to when someone has an opposing view?
On Back to Basics: This week, I talked about adjusting your attitude about spending and why it's okay to hoard. Yes, I talked about hoarding! Bwahaha.
And don't forget, when you comment, Like, retweet, or mention Back to Basics or The Frugal Way Facebook page, you rack up points for the giveaway at the end of the month.
Stop by and chat. Recommend it to your friends--cuz that counts too. Oh, and if you already Like the FB page, could you let me know in the comments if it's coming through on your timeline? I can't tell from my vantage point.
In the past, I haven't always gotten updates from other people's Facebook pages and I'm not sure if it's a Facebook snafu or a step I was missing. Some people's pages come through fine, but others I have to physically go to the page to see updates. Does anyone know why that happens?