Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Lil behind

If you have emailed me or sent me a message on Facebook in the last couple of months I just wanted to say thank you. I've read it but there is just no way I can respond.

I have 612 emails that I flagged because I wanted to respond and there are another 600+ messages in facebook that I've read and appreciate very much but I just can't respond to them. So just know that it's not personal.

Also, I've been largely moving away from email and getting together with people in person and I enjoy that much more. It goes against some of my previous thoughts regarding email and forum communication being ideal because of the amount of people it reaches but I'm less concerned with that now and more concerned with making a meaningful impact with the people I'm with.

Give it a shot and see if you like it too. Email and online communities aren't bad but if we're spending more time there then we are in person I think it's out of whack and will probably not be very fulfilling in the long run.

6 comments:

Prizma Productions said...

Ok as I said before and 10000 times come to Canada Montreal so we can connect better ;-) lol

Wayne Toshikazu said...

I hear ya. I've been trying to be much more intentional about building community with others myself, and not just online but in person. I just can't deny how important that is to my own personal growth and happiness, so I'm now trying to do something to reflect that.

Keep rockin'! :)

Ginger Murray said...

I'd say that's quite a lot of emails.

luke said...

So, I guess I should look at flying over to connect eh :) Actually, I kinda like that idea.

Oh and just wanted to thank you for your posts lately. I've been impressed by your openness and willingness to change stuff. Very encouraging.

Nathan said...

Hey DJ, I have been reading your stuff since the NY workshop and caught the tail end of your presentation at PDN... Thanks again for all you share with us. I have been praying for you as the Lord brings you into a new season. It is going to be interesting to see how social networks influence our culture in the years to come. It is kind of scary how connected I feel to so many people that I have invested so little time in. As if we need something else to encourage us to spend less time on our relationships. The Lord picked out 12 and poured himself into them. I think discipleship works best in this way. That being said...if I can't be one of the 12...keep doing what you are doing :)

Tiffiney Photography said...

awesome! yes people, get together! i'm on the board of the professional photographers of south carolina, and it's crazy trying to get people together for monthly meetings...
i totally agree. nothing better than chatting and sharing in person! thanks for posting that!