I have joined many parenting- and homeschool-related Facebook groups over the last few years, as well as groups for mom bloggers. Most of the groups I belong to were started by Christian women seeking to help others.
I think it’s fun to log on, see what people are asking about, give a short answer, and move on to the next item in my news feed, because I enjoy the apparent efficiency of digital communication. It’s on my time, and my terms. I answer what I want, when I want. I can think about what I want to say, write and edit and rewrite until I’m satsified. It feels good to think I might have helped someone work out a problem. So that’s a good thing—right?
Not when you realize the extent to which we can choose what we want to reveal and conceal, and the lack of consequences if we don’t exercise wisdom and discernment. I believe these are reasons Facebook groups offer an enticing alternative to personal discipleship.
As of today, SharperIron has a new Facebook page. The story of why we need a “new” page is a bit technical, boring, and personally embarrassing. (I broke an important feature of the old one, and it happened to be one of those One-Click Facebook Mistakes You Cannot Reverse… Even in a Hundred Clicks.) So we’ll just move on to the fun part.
If you’re a fan (or “liker,” or whatever they’re calling it this week) of the current SI Facebook page, please “like” our new one. If you’ve not been involved with the SI Facebook presence before—and have a Facebook account—please like the new page.
(Maybe we’ll even start posting “let’s play celebrity” stuff like “SharperIron is now grocery shopping—Puffs or Kleenex?! Stay tuned to find out!”)
The new Facebook page is at http://facebook.com/sharperiron.