So much of the online tone is so mean, confrontational and toxic, it would be a waste of my time and emotional energy to engage in it. And this is in Christian groups. Including ministers’ groups.
I’ve been tempted to opt out entirely. And have done so for short seasons. But with the writing and speaking I do, it’s essential to be aware of what my fellow ministers are saying about the major subjects of the day.
So I’m a lurker. A hoverer. An eavesdropper.
I watch, listen and learn. Occasionally I’ll jump in. But only under very tight guidelines.
I’ve created a set of rules for myself and my engagement in online conversations. Including participation in the Facebook and Twitter comments about this blog.