said 9 months, 1 week ago:
@dfriesland Had no plans on adding specific politics to this group. In fact, that’s why I started with that opening paragraph!
Rather, I wanted to start a discussion on whether people felt it was appropriate or not. There was a Pinterest thread last week (can’t find it right now) where someone included a board about their politics and people suggested maybe removing it.
These days, coming out on one side of the aisle or the other can alienate half your audience.
Even if you live in a blue or red state, the nature of social media is global. What plays well in Portland, Maine, may not play well in Portland, Oregon. (Or as we like to call it, “the OTHER Portland.”
I wonder if the flip side of this would be playing/pandering to your audience. By taking a stand (like Chik-Fil-A or Oreos) you may be strengthening ties.
The TOPIC OF THE WEEKs are usually meant to spark conversation, and I’m always open to a wide variety of opinions.