Sharing versus lurking

Are you active­ly shar­ing or pas­sive­ly lurk­ing?

I encour­age peo­ple to find them­selves in the for­mer group because shar­ing is a great thing. It does­n’t mat­ter what you share as long as it is your authen­tic con­tent. A blog, a tweet, a speech, or a pho­to. Any­thing that you cre­at­ed. It does­n’t have to be the coolest thing. It just has to be some­thing that piqued your inter­est in what­ev­er way. Some­thing that is dear to your heart.

I val­ue shar­ing because I appre­ci­ate the fact that some­one tried to come up with some­thing regard­less of the fear of being judged. It takes lot of courage and thick skin to put one­self out there.

By stand­ing up vol­un­tar­i­ly, you are con­tribut­ing some­thing to this world. Most of your con­tri­bu­tions, like mine, will in fact be triv­ial and might not mat­ter much to oth­ers. But that is not the point. By open­ing up, you are show­ing the world how you think, how you do things and what mat­ters the most to you. It might not be the world’s best way of doing things. It is still invalu­able for fel­low open mind­ed peo­ple like me who are always will­ing to learn and find dif­fer­ent (not nec­es­sar­i­ly bet­ter) ways to do things. And to peo­ple who under­stand dif­fer­ent points of view, not just theirs.

So please stand up and share any­thing that you think is worth­while. As Theodore Roo­sevelt said, be any­one but those timid and cold souls who know nei­ther vic­to­ry nor defeat.


One response to “Sharing versus lurking”

  1. I think this is very true! I am going to share this on Twit­ter 🙂 I hope your stats will be reveal­ing (inside joke)

    Wish­ing you all the best!!

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