The importance of context
depends on what we want to accomplish.
Context: The parts of
a written or spoken statement that…usually influence its meaning or effect…
Is our goal to open discussion or to close debate?
Are we provoking thought
I often leave detailed
context out of my posts for several reasons.
By definition context is
limiting. To hear how different people
interpret the meaning of a concept – less context is more inviting. It’s one way to give you the keys
to the blog.
Providing context also takes
time, and more importantly, valuable real estate! I prefer to keep posts under a certain
Context can sound
apologetic. Often when I attempt to add
context I started to feel as though I’m making excuses for my opinion or
backing away from taking a stand.
So – is context important?
It all depends on your goals!