Blogging and Controversy

Timothy Dalrymple offers some apt reflections on blogging and controversy. He outlines five things to think about before jumping into the latest viral fray:

1. Am I responding to a controversy or creating one?

2. Have I fully digested and assessed this issue?

3. Do I really have anything important to add to the conversation?

4. Assess your motives.

5. Remember the power of compassion.

Bloggers, this is worth your time to read the whole thing.

(HT: Tim Challies)

3 Responses to Blogging and Controversy

  1. Brian Krieger February 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Along with that, Lifehacker had an internet citizenry article recently, too…..

    http://lifehacker.com/5885282/not-being-a-troll-isnt-enough-a-handbook-to-being-a-model-internet-citizen

  2. Lydia February 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    This is interesting…incidentally we have started a blog born out of the “Down Grade Controversy.”

    On our about page we explain the history of it and where we fit in.

    http://www.lyricaldowngrade.com/p/about-us.html

  3. Charles Specht February 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Here’s the one I usually fail at:

    1. Am I responding to a controversy or creating one?

    I’d like to think I’m not controversial and just pro-Bible/pro-truth…but I know that sometimes I need to tone it down and be sure that I’m demonstrating love more than anything.

    Thank for the reminder, here.

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