- people take advantage of your niceness to exploit you as a “source” of information - bombarding you with questions/requests with no respect for your boundaries/limitations
- give you backhanded compliments on your niceness at the expense of less nice “unreasonable”…
most of the successful sj bloggers i’ve seen were nice. it’s almost as if people are more likely to listen to what you have to say if you aren’t an asshole!
being nice doesn’t mean being a pushover y’know. be understanding, be polite, be firm. listen to what other people are saying, carefully consider their points, then give your rebuttal. never assume you know everything, never assume your opponents are always wrong.
and if you don’t want to educate people, to change their viewpoints for the better? why the hell are you an sj blogger??? isn’t the entire point of blogging about social issues to educate other people???