I used to think I wish I had time to read blogs online. I never read a blog before I started writing one. I started writing because I’m a student of writing, photography and life, and when you are a student I believe it is important to practice. So I started a blog to practice writing and use my photos. I found out I like having an audience, and I love getting feedback. But I never solicit comments like some bloggers do. And I’m now thankful for that because I want an authentic response. I don’t want to begin a gossip train, or a slander fest.
I look at comments people make online and I cringe. I wonder if those people were in a book club and facing the writer would they be so mean and critical? I doubt it. Why be so bold when you know you will never come face to face? Why not have consistent manners when online as would be expected in a group? Or driving? I am not sure why I bother to indicate I need to change lanes. Everyone on the road ignores my request. People where are our social manners going?
Another pet peeve I have of bad manners is approaching a situation as already knowing all the information. It is arrogant and rude. We have so much info at our fingertips all the time that we are now all instant know it alls. There is beauty in being a student when you are an expert, and I believe it is the secret to staying young. Could be the secret to love… could save a marriage…a life…your own soul….God is the only know it all I trust, so I remain a student of all things in all ways at all times.