You say to me, this: “You never comment on my wall postings (where you know that others who disagree with you might see it). You only make comments on your own wall (where almost everyone agrees with you). Try testing your ideas in an audience with more diverse points of view. You might learn something.”
I take it you’re asking me why I don’t often respond to your facebook postings. The answer is twofold. (1) I don’t routinely see your postings anymore because I hid you from my feed a couple of weeks ago. (2) I seldom commented before I hid you, I think, because I take a different approach concerning facebook etiquette. I kind of view your facebook wall as your front porch. Just as I would not routinely go onto your front porch and start an argument, I refrain from arguing heavily on your facebook wall. That’s not a matter of objective right or wrong, it’s just my personal approach.
If you’re hinting, though, that I’m afraid to take my views outside my community, … well that charge falls kind of flat. As you know, I maintain a blog where I offer my thoughts on a variety of topics for anyone with internet access to interact over. I even named it “The Dartboard” with the idea that people may take issue with me, throwing their sharp words at mine. Feel free to re-post anything from there that you like. Feel free to invite your facebook community to have at it too. You did that once, before, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the interactions. That’s the beauty of an open market place of ideas.
With that in mind, I re-declare open season on my words. Consider this little post my personal invitation. In fact, you can subscribe to it by email if you want to get notification when something new’s gone up. So can they. There’s a click button on the home page.
Let the games begin.