I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to be kind online. Share positive and supportive comments.
“Are you a better version of yourself online?”
I had someone ask this question a few years ago and it struck me as something I should pay attention to often. When I post something, is it something I’d say face to face? Is it something that I might be embarrassed about with my kids or my Mom? Am I improving my reputation with friends or strangers or making it worse?
All things I think about. Since then, I try to mentally behave and be a better person online. I might lightly joke, troll, or pick on friends, but I do make an effort to be positive and supportive.