Not here. Primarily on Facebook — my personal account.
This account is a mixture of family, friends, writing friends and old acquaintances. I post things about family, random thoughts and photos. Typical stuff.
A couple weeks ago, I posted a status update from my Twitter account. Political in nature — it was something I wanted to say.
The Tweet/Status update:
I'm sorry #Bachmann suffers from migraines. I don't think that disqualifies her from the White House. There are probably other reasonsAs I wrote this blog post, there were 43 comments in response to the Facebook status update. This doesn't include one I deleted. I had never done that until this incident. Of those comments, 40 included the argument between two people. Three of those 40 were from me saying things like "moderation is all I ask."
I should know better. Politics can be a polarizing topic, especially now. But, I was so tired that day from all the reports about whether a female candidate could be president due to debilitating migraines. I shared my thoughts and tried to be nice to the candidate.
My two Facebook friends posted their feelings on the topic, then on another topic and another topic. You get the picture. If you Facebook, you know that everyone who bothered to comment once got notices every time these two posted.
I dreaded checking my email.
I wondered if I should delete the whole feed, because I don't agree with plenty of things either of them had to say.
I decided to leave it — minus the one comment I deleted.
My conservative friend and I disagree on a lot.
My liberal friend and I disagree on a lot.
While I may agree to disagree with them, they cannot do that amongst themselves. They just post and post some more. You think it's bad in Washington, D.C., you should see these two on Facebook. They randomly cross paths one of my status updates.
I enjoy keeping up-to-date on political issues, because I believe decisions made in D.C. impact our lives. Some decisions make me happy and others not so much.
I want to be able to comment on my personal Facebook page. I'm not sure what I'll do in the future, if there is another blow up.
What do you do about comments made on your personal Facebook page — do you allow people to converse or do you shut down the conversation?