"I just can't believe, all the things people say. Controversy." OK, so now I'm quoting Prince, but in all truthfulness I can easily believe the things people come out with, as for every educated person out there, there's an idiot, and one persons idiot, can be another persons Messiah, or maybe just a very naughty boy.
The thing is, is it wise to say something controversial, or best to keep your mouth shut? To say I'm opinionated is an understatement, throw in argumentative and you've got a combustible character that can soon get its owner into bother. There's a few things I'd like to spout off about, politics, items in the news, even sport, but I keep coming back to the question "is it wise?"
Now I can be an idiot, but I'm not stupid. Controversy can bring attention, and if you want to increase your profile, as I need to do as a starting out author, then that can work for you. Alternatively, you could end up ruining your career before it's even started. I've heard it said that all publicity is good publicity, well that's nonsense. If your in business I doubt you'd be giving a pay award to your marketing department if the papers were full of headlines that your product was crap / didn't work / killed people just because "at least people know who we are."
So I guess the way this is going is that I'm going to keep quiet, which may make for a more boring blog, but will keep me out of trouble. Suffice to say I've got my opinions, and if I ever get established, and have a fan base built up, I may feel a little more relaxed in sharing them. Then again, if you read my work you'll get plenty of opportunity to get an insight into what goes on in my head, you just might have to put in that little bit of effort to find it.