I'm not one to bite my tongue and I most certainly will blog about my political beliefs and who I support, but does the fear of losing some of your audience or getting negative feedback keep you from speaking about politics on your blog?
I have such a strong opinion that I do avoid blogging on politics, but it is not out of disinterest. I am current on the issues, which may be why my opinions are so strong. My blog is mainly of a personal nature, so I usually don't post anything that is really controversial. I have enjoyed reading other bloggers' posts about politics, though.
It's odd that you asked this question. I was just thinking about this the other day. I really wanted to create an amazing post about obama vs mccain and I thought about my readers, the topic of my blog, and if it would fit. Since my blog is primarily about children and parenting I decided it would fit to post about the political topics relevant to parents and children. I haven't posted it yet but I will this week. It is, however, going to be purely factual and not try to persuade readers.
Well said! I blog about things I am passionate about and I feel for my children's sake I have to be passionate about the fate of my country. So Yes, you will find blogs on politics when you read me. But you'll also be amused.