I just asked the following question on my facebook author page and I’d like some feedback here, too:
“Hello friends, can we sit down and have a serious conversation, please? I have an important question to ask all of you. As most of you know, my four short books deal with some serious subjects like genocide, abortion, sacrifice, Christ’s love for us, organ donation, redemption after abortion, and marriage. The new book I’m ‘still’ revising deals with prayer, finding faith in the Lord, realizing God actually does LOVE you, witchcraft in the church, salvation, coming through grief, and how to recognize spiritual attacks and what to do about them, and a few more areas.(I know–it’s a LOT.) —–And these are all fiction books, too! 🙂
But my question is this? What do you want from this page and from me? I’ve taken numerous classes on social media and creating community, but they all basically say to keep everything super positive, and don’t talk about anything negative.
Now, most of my posts are uplifting, of course, but can we be real here? Can I post about these controversial subjects at times since I write about real issues, or is it so uncomfortable that you won’t want to talk about it, or you will just unlike the page?
The reason I ask is that I really do care about what you want. And I care about the messages God has given me that I also need to get out there so we can change our culture.”
How can we change the culture and the mindsets out there if we sweep all the tough stuff under the rug?I want to be a culture-shaper, not a PC (political correctness) addict.
So, what do you think? Is it acceptable to actually have a conversation about the hard stuff, or should I continue to just do what all the social media experts say and keep it lite? What do you think? What’s appropriate to talk about, and what’s not?