Creating a Learning Network for Kingdom Builders!
I've joined over a dozen political grass roots sites and about 6 Christian sites, plus I have 3 business websites and other blog sites. There is NOT enough hours in the week (let alone day) for all that really.
You have to either pick which sites to concentrate on (I like to concentrate on the ones that are new and have fewer members to help get them up and going). :) Or, you can try to do a little on each of the other sites--try to spread yourself out. OR, you can change each week: give/share/help on 3 sites, then switch next week to another 3 or so.
There's always options, and options are very good. I've seen that sometimes a site will get icky and side tracked, so I distance myself from those a little. We're all human, and there are many, MANY spiritually immature people that get all icky and nit-picky and back biting and get their little feelings hurt easily. These are the things that turn people off and hurt the purpose of Christ.
There has to be positive growth/goings on for me to want to participate. That's whether it's a Christian site or simply a political site. If there is a lot of hype, but no action, then people get turned off because of that. It's like the little boy that cried wolf. Don't make promises you can't keep.
I'm a relatively unskilled computer user and indeed until a year ago didn't even know how to use one!!!
The reason being I would much prefer to speak to someone face-to-face or vis the telephone.
I also tend to be an honest direct person, and assume others are the same until proven otherwise.
What I have noticed about the social networking sites is that when I joined at first (not here - I'm a new member!!), one would think one had actually made one or two 'friends' - and then they would suddenly
jump sites. The whole thing had struck me as being quite superficial, which is sad really, because as times
toughen up, for those who are determined to stand for the Lord, these contacts or 'friendships' could
be a mutual encouragement to 'keep on, keeping on'!
I've also found that there is sometimes a tendency to present a profile which gives the impression of someone
being 'more' than they actually are. I haven't joined many sites at all - I wouldn't be able to cope with them
anyway and prefer to keep networks small and manageable - but on a couple I have visited I've had a very negative impression indeed.
I do hope this will be a different and edifying experience here.
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