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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Break Out of Your Passivity!

Do you use the Internet? Do you read websites and have opinions about what you read?
Are you on Facebook, or MySpace, or Mylot or Orble or any of those kinds of things? Do you Twitter? If you are a member of one of these sites, are you an active member?

By ‘active member’ I mean doing quizzes, leaving comments, ranking the sites anything more than just passively reading. If you use the Internet a lot, maybe have your own blog or blogs, you probably know how hard it is to get people to break out and actually do something more than visit a site, then move on, without doing anything more than passively reading content.

If you want to get more out of the Internet, I challenge you to put more into the Internet. It doesn’t have to be a one way street. If you start leaving comments on blogs, for instance, I can almost guarantee you will get more satisfaction out of your experience.

You will connect with people, begin to learn more about them and the other people who visit the website. You can meet the most amazing people online. Some of the people you meet may not be the sorts of people you’d like to meet in the street, but they can still be fascinating.

I recently read a blog all about pregnant women and tattoos. Apparently pregnant women shouldn’t get tattoos on case of harm to the baby from the inks used. The same goes for breastfeeding women. If I hadn’t been connecting with that website, I would never have learned about that fascinating fact. I didn’t leave a comment there, but the next time tattoos were mentioned on a blog I was reading, I made a comment.

When you make a comment, you can begin a conversation that continues on from the original blog and can go in all sorts of interesting directions. It’s worth it, you can always be expanding your mind and learning new things.

So there’s my challenge – make a comment and begin a dialogue, and find a friend, perhaps. It could lead to wonderful things. Don’t be a passive consumer, get active!

4 comments:

Sunny@suncoach.com said...

I couldn't agree with you more!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. :-)

Carolyn said...

Hey, thank you for dropping by here! I have such a pile of paper on my end of the table, it's unbelievable. I know some of it is junk, but some of it is stuff I have to action soon. Some of it may be unpaid bills I'm too scared to look at.
Organised is not my middle name Sunny! :)

Anonymous said...

Carolyn you are an unsung heroine, keep up the good works.

Freddie L. Sirmans, Sr.

Anonymous said...

'If you want to get more out of the Internet, I challenge you to put more into the Internet.' I'm so passive it drives me insane, so it's nice to chance upon this blog and read this. My Google search was actually 'how to break passivity'. You come up one of the top :)

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