© By Othmar Vohringer
My blogging friend Phillip wrote, what I consider the best article I have read in a very long time, on The Hog Blog.
Words to live by - and how we use them is an outstanding article about the fact that our blogs are read by audience of no-hunters too. The question is what words should we use to describe facts of hunting such as shooting a game animal. Should we be politically correct by choosing less graphic words than “killing” or “blood trail” in order as not to offend the non-hunters that read our blogs? Or should we be honest and write things as they are and how we feel about the event we describe.
The discussion is not new, in fact Phillip picked the idea up on the DeerPhD blog written by Bryan, another good blogging friend of mine. Bryan has posted several posts about the subject and encouraged a lively discussion of different views.
In turn I encourage all my fellow outdoor bloggers to visit the two above mentioned blogs and read what they have to say. It certainly contained valuable information for me and helped me in the struggle between my personal voice and words and the feelings of the non-hunting visitors to my blogs.
Tags: The Hog Blog, DeerPhD Blog, Outdoor Bloggers, Hunting, Outdoor Writing, Political Correctness