Eric describes how he gets more feedback and comments when he writes negative posts. But, he says he doesn’t want to do that anymore.
Here is part of what Eric writes:
I write this post because I’m going to try to blog more positively about church life. Of course as I do this I will at times compare and contrast what I believe is biblical with what I think are man-made practices. This will by nature have some negative bent to it. However, the goal will be constructive.
This is all easier said than done. I’m tired a lot these days. In my fatigue, it will be simpler to get negative, destructive, and mean on this blog. I’m determined to avoid that downfall. Therefore, I hope you see somewhat of a shift in tenor here.
I also try to write positive blog posts, but it’s not always easy. It is difficult to always write positive blog posts. In fact, even when I write a post that I think is positive, they are sometimes taken negatively by those who disagree.
Why do you think people are more likely to respond to a negative post that they agree with than to a positive post that they agree with? Or, do you think this tendency is true?