Emily W. Jensen: Bloggernacle Back Bench: Lurkers in the Bloggernacle

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  • 'Dennis
    May 31, 2008 5:14 a.m.

    I have commented now and then if I feel strongly about something but usually I don't enjoy reading the comments column because I don't respect the opinions expressed there. Some of them just want to be nasty and others don't have a clue. Some of the coments are so narrow minded they can't see past themselves and others are so pemissive and broad that I wonder if they have any distinct personal beliefs at all,(and I'm not specifically referring to church standards). I guess must fall into the catagory of "no ones opinion matters except my own" and I don't care about yours. So there!!!

  • Matthew
    May 30, 2008 9:47 p.m.

    Hey Lurker,
    Line upon line, precept on precept. Here a little, there a little.

    Look up in the D&C about spiritual gifts. You don't have to "believe the way everybody else does."

    By their works ye shall know them.

    Being "faithful" and "enduring to the end" can refer to those that haven't received a witness of many principles but still live as God commands and go about doing good and trusting in God rather than the arm of flesh.

    See you on the other side.

  • Geraldine
    May 30, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    Well, I just don't feel smart enough to comment mostly. And I'm trying to cut down on the amount of hours spent reading them. Where do all the bloggers find all the time? I find the same bloggers on different sites.

  • Lurker
    May 30, 2008 9:15 a.m.

    I have lurked for years. I comment rarely. The reason is because I don't believe the Church is true the way everybody else does, and I know I will be criticized and condemned for it. They will call me a sinner. I'm not. I follow the commandments. So I go to Church and sit in silence and I read LDS blogs and refrain from commenting. But it isn't working. Something needs to change. Either I need to get out of the Church or comment and share my feelings or something.

  • charrette
    May 30, 2008 9:10 a.m.

    Okay, far be it from me to lurk...

    I was just mentioning to my husband a couple of days ago (but lacking the correct terminology, until now -- thank you, Emily) that comments are the currency of the blogospere, and that reading without commenting is essentially stealing (or at least freeloading.) :)

    (Although there are times when I simply have nothing to add....)