Tag: trolls

Taking out the trash

Happy new year!

I’m looking forward to 2015 as a time for exploring, building, experimenting, discovering, and learning.

Many of us like to make New Year’s resolutions in January – which rarely survive February – but this year mine are designed to last forever.

I hereby commit to the following five resolutions.

A green plastic trash bin.

1. No facey, no connecty.

Humans have heads and names. If you apparently don’t, I won’t connect.

2. Reject the hard sell.

If your first message to me is sales oriented, you’re dropped.

3. Do not feed the trolls.

If you lack an open and collaborative mindset, I won’t engage.

4. Do not feed the bullies.

Bully-boy tactics do not lend credence to your argument; in fact they do the opposite. If you try to force feed me, the conversation is over.

5. Shut the pop up.

If a pop-up interrupts my reading of your article, I won’t bother quitting the pop-up. I’ll just quit your article.

Apologies if this seems like a negative way to begin the new year. However, by taking out the trash, I intend to let the light shine in.

What are your New Year’s resolutions…?