Ha, ha. Now I know why people encourage ME to keep on blogging.
I've found that the age of the internet has made me far less tolerant of certain types of annoying people: the person sending out "did you see what candidate X did???" emails to their entire address book, the coworker constantly interrupting you with the latest gossip about Britney Spears, the deliveryman whose packages are always accompanied by long-winded unoriginal conspiracy theories. I feel that type of noise shouldn't be directed towards me, forcing me to listen, when they could focus all of that energy on a blog I could ignore.
Right. If people want your opinion they can go to your blog. Otherwise, STFU. It’s an opt-in option that relieves people of pursuing a potentially rude opt-out course of action.