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  1. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin August 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm |

    In some ways, one learns skills through blogging that cannot be learned as quickly in face to face communication. The supposed anonymity of the internet means that we see people as they are, with multiple warts present. Face to face they’d probably be inclined to not be quite so honest.

  2. Kathy
    Kathy August 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm |

    I’ve been a blogger for about five years now, moving from personal, diary-type writing, to pop culture punditry, to some mix of the two. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that no matter how reasoned my argument might be, I can’t control how it’s received once I hit the publish button. Someone might not like it — and that’s okay. This goes for commenting as well, maybe even more so, as I don’t get a lot of traffic on my personal site, but am a frequent commenter on a lot of “big blogs.”

  3. Gabrielle
    Gabrielle August 12, 2010 at 5:08 am |

    Off topic, but as I believe feministe is trying to engage more with the disabled community, I’d like to point out that “stupid” is similarly pejorative, that it’s not any better than “gay”, and is ableist: http://disabledfeminists.com/2009/10/23/ableist-word-profile-intelligence/

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