Fear of Audience Alienation: When to Tackle Controversial Topics on Your Blog (PODCAST)

Fear of Audience Alienation: When to Tackle Controversial Topics on Your Blog (PODCAST)


This week has been very tumultuous and stressful given all the shooting deaths of two black men by police in Minnesota and New Orleans and a crazed ex-military gunman with a racist vendetta’s retaliatory ambush  of a peace rally. The attack left 5 Dallas police officers dead.

In many online blogging communities, members have been discussing whether or not they should address the shootings in their respective blogs given the controversial nature of the topic. The hesitance comes from those who are building a brand that may be separate from their own personal brand. There is also the concern of alienating potential sponsors.

In this 10-minute podcast (check out my new intro btw), I offer my thoughts on when you can and should not interject your personal opinions on a sensitive, political or divisive topic. Listen.

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Jay Jay Ghatt is also editor at Techyaya.com, founder of the JayJayGhatt.com and JayJayGhatt.com where she teaches online creators how to navigate digital entrepreneurship and offers Do-It-For-You Blogging Service. She manages her lifestyle sites BellyitchBlog, Jenebaspeaks and JJBraids.com and is the founder of BlackWomenTech.com 200 Black Women in Tech On Twitter. Her biz podcast 10 Minute Podcast is available on iTunes and Player.fm. Follow her on Twitter at @Jenebaspeaks. Buy her templates over at her legal and business templates on Etsy shop!