Confession: It would help me out a lot this week if you would write in this space instead of me. Here’s how.
Twice in a few months’ time, I’ve been given the opportunity to speak to small groups of women about relating with modern technology – especially social media. One of the assignments is behind me, and one is still to come. I intend to talk about the pros and cons, about temptations specific to women, and about how to make sense of living well in both the real world and the online world.
My own mistakes and temptations are ample cause for humility. I have so much to learn.
Today I have a few questions for you. Would you be willing to answer any (or all) of them here? I’d love to learn from your experience.
- Do you feel happy/ comfortable with your current use of online spaces?
- What are some of the gains or opportunities you prize most highly, in using modern technology?
- What is your greatest challenge or stumbling block? What do you struggle with?
- Do you have specific personal policies for internet use? (Example: No online time before breakfast, or, If I encounter junk I’ll discuss it with my husband.)
- How do you coach your children in online use? What habits have you established for them?
- Have you experienced the world wide web as a significant place of blessing or being blessed?
I promise not to use material personal to you unless I ask your permission. However, in writing here you are granting me the freedom to learn from you, and to respectfully share the things I’ve learned with others.
Please don’t be shy of the new blog format – Leaving a comment is as easy as ever, except when it’s not, and then we scream RYAN! together. Besides, it is still me back here, my usual bumbling self, and if you need me to drop a bad word to convince you of it, I’ll do it.
Take your time, I am listening.