|I'm not talking about the beer|
"You should write a piece for my blog," I told her. "Nope," she said (via text). "I've said all I have to say about it."
I thought about this, which is probably why I'm a writer, I tend to think about everything. After I was done thinking, I decided that while Georgie might have said everything she had to say, I hadn't.
The concept of an E-loader is better than a lurker. Lurker sounds like you're afraid to comment but E-loader gets at the essence of why most people don't comment or talk on-line...they just can't be bothered. I think it all comes down to what you're looking for from your relationship with the internet (and, I must admit I'm a little disturbed by the words relationship and internet in the previous sentence). Still, there it is. Our society has changed so we now have relationships with people we will, in all liklihood, never meet. Or not. My friend Georgie works full time, has two kids and a social schedule that makes me shudder. She doesn't go on-line with the thought of making friends. She goes on-line to get things done.
In the end, like anything in life, you get what you give. Which brings me to my question for you. What do you give on-line what have you received in return? And, why do I have a sneaking suspicion that the E-loaders will read this column, smile and then swiftly move on to the next point of business. That's okay E-loaders! I'm happy to have commanded your attention even for the few minutes it took you to read this blog post.