With Baltimore Symphony’s will-they, won’t-they deadline next week there is no shortage of commentary flying around the culture blogosphere. To that end, today’s #TBT reaches back to a post from September 2012 that examines how to productively engage in online discussion.
In hindsight, it is borderline ironic that we’re reaching back to something espousing the merits of civility amid the age of gaslighting and tribal identities. If nothing else, it demonstrates things only degraded from that period and if we’re going to improve, it must be a concerted effort.
Fortunately, everything from the 2012 article is just as poignant today as it was then.
As an aside, this post also contains one of my personal favorite lists: avoiding the seven deadly sins of culture blog discussion.