23 March, 2009
The Lost Art...
I wish people still wrote letters, even though it was long gone by the time I could read, I miss the idea behind it.
Today when I want to contact someone, I send a quick email.
A hundred years ago I would have sat down at my desk, picked up my quill and made beautiful art.
Letter writing really is an art. If you study calligraphy, you'll find that it's more than cursive vs. print, it's putting emotion into the ink.
Further more, since the decay of letter writing, the simply skill of handwriting has gone to pot. I have terrible handwriting! And you know when I notice?? November of every year...because I am filling out Christmas cards. See...I said "filling out", so even then I am just writing a generic note to 200 people.
I write to my grandmother in Indiana, Dad's mom, every few months....and I really, really enjoy it. It's nice to sit down and really focus on the words, focus on the feelings, think about what you want to be felt as someone reads your words.
(That's probably something I should focus on in blogging too..lol I'm not very diplomatic.)
Oh well...I guess it's a lost cause. One time I sent a letter to someone and they laughed at me....that was the last letter I sent. LOL
I am considering changing my my blog to wordpress instead of blogspot, because I've been having trouble with blogspot lately. It isn't very reliable. Sometimes I want to put up a picture, but I often use my photobucket.com account because blogspot doesn't always do it.
Also, when I want to make a word bold or Italic, I have to highlight the whole word of phrase and then click b or i. I would imagine that if I had a paid account with wordpress, it would probably be more reliable.
But on the same hand, I'm not a professional blogger, so why do I need a reliable blog website?
So I guess I'll just put up with blogspot.