Blogs argue to persuade and engage readers
Did anything productive come from it?
I choose to hang around with people who don't like to fight, but like to argue. What's the difference?
Fighting is violent, abusive, and loud, with both opponents looking silly, base.
Arguing, however, elevates both opponents by forcing them to clarify, justify, and reason to persuade an audience. Each opponent listens and responds to the other in turn.
To argue in the academic and writing sense, opponents avoid yelling, screaming, and fighting. Probloggers argue in their writing to prove a point, resolve a problem, or analyze an issue, but they do not fight.
The following video illustrates a fight, an engagement that reveals the ignorance and incoherence of violence. The total loss of self-control on the part of the driver sickens me. On the other hand, the self-discipline of the Trooper amazes.
Example: This is a fight video, not an argument (EXPLICIT)
Bloggers gain no traction by spewing wild, uncontrolled claims, trolling rather than writing.