Being Generous Online.

September 20, 2011

I was reading this article recently, and was stuck by it’s final point:

“The people who are best at meeting their goals through social media are the most generous as well… Ask people how you can help them. Read enough about someone to understand what they need and then surprise them. Be interesting without expecting anything in return. “

I began to wonder how often we as christians choose to be generous online. Or how should we be generous online? Almost as a divine answer to my question, @StickyJesus posted an article on how to be generous online. Here are two of my personal favorites:

Kind – You offer words of encouragement and praise. It’s easy for you to hit the ‘like’ button and spread content that inspires you. (Jeremiah 9:24)

Thankful – You seize every opportunity to offer praise and thanksgiving to God for all you have and the positive way others impact your life. (Revelation 11:7)

It has been said “they will know we are Christians by our love” and I would add generosity online. Let’s be successful in reaching people for JESUS!

Thank you to Lel4nd for the use of this photo.


3 Responses to “Being Generous Online.”

  1. Joey Basta Says:

    Amen …. its always good to interact with people online and extend your kindness. Its always good to also show that you are a real person not just a name on Facebook or Twitter, by having REAL conversations with then, not just posting to their page. Send personal inbox messages on Facebook, send DM’s (Direct Messages) on Twitter and be real with them. Offer to meet with them if they are in your area (of course be smart .. a women should not go meet with a man). Offer advice, kindness and generosity and it will go along way!

  2. I totally agree with Joey and with this article.
    That’s what I’ve been doing since 2000, using onine journaling and connecting (now called blogging and social networking) to share real love with people in an impactful way.
    The internet is no longer a place to hide out in anonymity while “surfing” for information/trivia. It’s a true global community.

    Thanks for this awesome article!

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