An Important Lesson For Blogging and Social Media

BloggingI have been involved in blogging and social media for a long time. There are many lessons that I have learned but there is one that has stood out.

I don’t have to respond to every comment.

Of course if a person has a sincere question or a helpful comment, I will respond. But there are those who are only looking for an argument. They are often called trolls.

When I first started, I did respond and would get into long debates. Initially it felt like I was being productive but soon saw my error. It was a waste of my time and would get me all worked out.

Eventually I just made the decision that I was going to be careful with my time. I will clarify where needed but won’t debate just for the sake of debate.

It is a freeing experience to get to this point. I see their comments and think to myself, “Yeah right, I’m not touching that one.”

Every blogger and person on social media has to make their own decision about responses but the truth is you don’t have to respond. It is your choice.

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  1. [Job 17:2 NLT] (2) I am surrounded by mockers. I watch how bitterly they taunt me.
    [Psa 1:1 NLT] (1) Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
    [Psa 44:16 NLT] (16) All we hear are the taunts of our mockers. All we see are our vengeful enemies.
    [Pro 1:22 NLT] (22) “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
    [Pro 3:34 NLT] (34) The LORD mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.
    [Pro 9:7-8 NLT] (7) Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt. (8) So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you.
    [Pro 13:1 NLT] (1) A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.
    [Pro 14:6 NLT] (6) A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding.
    [Pro 15:12 NLT] (12) Mockers hate to be corrected, so they stay away from the wise.
    [Pro 19:25, 29 NLT] (25) If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson; if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser. … (29) Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.
    [Pro 20:1 NLT] (1) Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
    [Pro 21:11, 24 NLT] (11) If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded become wise; if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser. … (24) Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance.
    [Pro 22:10 NLT] (10) Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.
    [Pro 24:9 NLT] (9) The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone detests a mocker.
    [Pro 29:8 NLT] (8) Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.
    [Act 13:41 NLT] (41) ‘Look, you mockers, be amazed and die! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.'”

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