Are you afraid to write a hub on that subject?
Is there a subject that you're afraid to write a hub about? Perhaps you have a religious view different from the "norm" or maybe you have a really fun alien theory or paranormal story... but you don't share it because you're afraid of what readers will think?
Do you fear that people you know will find out and think your crazy?
Do you fear you'll lose followers?
Do you fear you'll start a war in your comments section?
What keeps you from writing something you want to express, but don't?
I hate conflict. I have very strong religious opinions and I guess politics as well. But I don't want to argue, I hate it and it just doesn't accomplish anything. I won't change anyone's mind and they won't change mine so I just avoid controversial things to keep my peace of mind.
So yes, there are certain subjects I avoid in the Hub arena.
My main focous I try not to write about is religious things and politics because people some times take what you have said and view it a different way. I have seen a few nasty comments on here about those subjects.
Strange, I was contemplating just this topic last night. I have written a short story that I was going to publish but I changed my mind because I was uncertain of the reaction I might get from my fellow hubbers. I personally don't like to see conflict or nasty comments here on Hubpages because it's such a great community with a small number of naysayers and pessimists who can destroy the continuity of friendliness with a couple strokes of their keyboard.
Publish! Publish! Now you have to, you're just teasing otherwise :-)
I have to agree with SkeetyD. I don't like conflict either and sometimes the nasty comments make me want to cry. I had asked a question if you could survive in a cave if you had to and one lady just ripped me on her last paragraph. Dang.
Cynister LOL! I will publish that hub just for you! Sarra I understand what you're saying but I try to shake off those negative comments. Unhappy people like to make others unhappy. Smile and laugh and shatter their darkness!
I hate arguing religion or politics because I think that we are hateful of other people's views even if we claim to be open to them. It's human nature. I think the term 'politically correct' should stay in politics because it's a bunch of b.s.. But personally, I'd write about anything I was actually interested in. Overall, I quite like reading other people's arguments on any topic so I encourage everyone to just spit it out!
Yes. I have to say that there are some subjects like plagiarism and photo sharing that some people in the forums are so against that I am afraid to say express another opinion of them.
Hello, Mom Kat.
No. Not at the time being. I write whatever comes to mind; that explains why I make hubs inspired by questions asked by fellow hubbers. Even so, I would be diplomatic about what is written in the spirit of peace and mutual respect. It's what I believe; when we sincerely respect others, we wouldn't intentionally hurt them in any way.
Then again, mistakes do happen. When that occur; I think it's best to just apologize rather than fueling an ignite fire. The intention is to avoid unnecessary conflict. There is a fine line between healthy arguments and the opposite. I am still learning to be wiser to see the difference.
Just my two cents.
PS:Thanks for a good question.
No, I lost my thin skin in college. In fact, in creative writing class, I was the one who most read his own works aloud, and thus received the most criticism. But I was perhaps the one who learned the most in the process.
I have many controversial viewpoints. I have a modicum of intelligence, so I know that there is some validity to what I say, but I have enough humility to admit it when I'm wrong.
Take 9/11, for instance. For 10 years, I believed the Bush conspiracy theory (official story). Then I got whiff of some scientific proof that the Bush story was full of holes. It's amazing how many people cling to their Normalcy Bias and can't believe our government would ever be involved in murder. But they only need to look to Operation Northwoods to see that our government has long had the capacity to plan domestic terrorism as a "false flag" operation.
What really cut it for me was the tons of iron microspheres found in the 9/11 dust which prove molten iron where the fires were not hot enough, and which prove controlled demolition, which proves that 9/11 was an inside job.
What's distressing about the topic is that people continue to die because of the lie. Liberties continue to be stripped from Americans because of the lie.
But I've also experienced divine miracles comparable to Moses parting the sea -- real, universe-changing events.
And I've discovered a timeline in Genesis compatible with those of science, making the rift between science and the religious meaningless.
Plus I've discovered evidence that an Atlantis-like event occurred right when Plato said the legendary island disappeared -- 9600 BC. Three pieces of scientific evidence, each from a different discipline, prove that something big happened on that date. Scientists laugh at and ridicule such things. But some scientists don't know how ridiculous they are being by ignoring evidence. Just like the Clovis first dogma which choked North American anthropology for so many years -- scientists afraid to dig below the Clovis horizon because of fear of ridicule or losing their funding or jobs.
The universe is too beautiful and wonderful to let that kind of egotism bother me.
Those who think too much of what others think are wallowing in their own egos. That's not a good thing to do. After all, ego -- the heart of selfishness -- is the source of all evil.
I'd rather speak up and learn, than to be a coward, hiding behind ego.
nanu nanu mork calling orson come in orson lol i love that you will say whatever you think keep it up!!!
Your comment is so inspiring! I am doing my research on how to get my hubs noticed more and I came across this comment. Thank you for inspiring me to write what I want to write, not what society tells me to.
I'm not affraid to write about anything, but I have noted that (except for religions and politics) if you brush a controversial subject, people stay away from the discussion, they dont want to get involved. I also believe that as long as you remain respectful and open to the ideas of others, pretty much anything can be debated.
The work. The writing of course but its also the work afterwards. Its a lot of explaining. Repeating. Ignoring hate-filled remarks.
There is a subject, which will remain unnamed here. If I were to write about it--and I think I'd do it real justice--I know that the comments would tally in the hundreds. I've seen another hubber who did something similar and comments were numerous (and are still coming) and got more interesting than the hub itself! But I don't enjoy bantering and negativity, and I'm sure there might be lots of that. It's one thing to agree to disagree and another to lash out and be destructive to the process of community we're trying to build here. And to be clear: I'm not afraid of differing opinions or to write about it. I just don't need the hassle of being "successful in getting people talking." So I keep the subject to myself until perhaps one day I go for it.
I could not agree with you more! There is a subject that I, too, would do great justice to, but avoid writing about. I worry that if I write about that subject, I will lose my audience for other subjects I write about.
You know, maybe if we can do justice to these topics, we should put it out there. It seems that we only want to help the topic and promote healthy discussion. Still, we must weigh it! Cheers!
I can just see it now ~ we both want to write about the same thing on different sides... lmao... wouldn't that just be funny
LMAO... great minds think alike! Alright, I'll make you a deal. You write a hub about your thing & I'll write about mine ~ say within the next 3 days ~ post back here, just say "done" ~ I'll read yours, you read mine. You in?
Gee! Three days? Wow! Okay, DEAL! But mine will be written on Day 3 when I have the freedom. Until then my mind will be percolating...and I'll be stocking my arsenal! I'm sure we're not thinking the same thing--are we!?
I figured 3 days would give you through the weekend trying to be considerate. I write at least 1 a day (doing the 30 in 30 right now). I very much doubt it's on the same subject, but as a vague hint ~ I LOVE where you're from.
OMG! You're SO funny! But we are on the same page, at least: love. I can't wait to comment on your hub. Maybe I'll start a fight - j/k.
not if I start one first
You're so on! This is going to be super fun ~ I look forward to commenting on your hub in 3 days
Mom Kat, I'm so mad at you now! You've thrown me to the crowd and locked the door!
DUDE ~ you took the dare. You didn't have to, but you did. Not my fault... lol
Oh, by the way.... DONE! haha
Get out! You're done already? Well I'm headed to read. (Did you already have this written? lol)
it is ok we already know that you are an interplanetary lizard and you were sent to suck out our brains. Write whatever you want and love it and own it if you have to write a thousand hubs to be successful anyway who cares if you get kookie in a few!
I've been found out! Now, back to conquering the world! (with evil laugh)
Alright, I deleted the comment from my hub like you asked & I left a comment on yours. (a kind of long winded one) great job getting it out there! I had a feeling that was your topic
Couldn't post here cuz I left last comment and couldn't email you or leave fan mail! Thanks for this challenge. I enjoyed it. There so much more to be said but I wanted to stay in the middle and not start a REAL battle! Cheers!
The only things I do not write about are those subjects that have no interest, or that I know nothing about. I also do not write about cooking, home decorating and similar topics. There is nothing wrong with them, I just really am not qualified to write about them.
My biggest problem is writing about things that do not really interest me, but deserve attention. For instance, I think the Royal Family would be moved from the palace, let the current members receive whatever compensation they get and then put an end to it. I have reasons, but that would take a hub.
Someday, I am going to write about all the conspiracy theories that I do not believe. I am always amazed at the evidence these people come up with that can never be verified by a legitimate source.
So, there is not much I will not write about, and sometimes I just comment on subjects that I should have written about, but didn't because someone beat me to it.
Finally, I will never do a Hub about Paris Hilton. There is not much you can say.
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