I’m hoping I’m not alone here. I tried to write about something important to me this morning and couldn’t put into words what I wanted to say. The problem was, I wanted to begin all my sentences with a hash tag. Have I become so lazy in our modern-day social media world that I can’t form a cohesive sentence without it starting with #?
If you know me or are familiar with my blogs, you know that I’m not much of a writer. Or a reader. Or for that matter, a scholar. But I do know that the more I rely on technology, the less-smart (Is that even a correct phrase? #seewhatImean) I become. True, I do write more now than I ever have. But is writing a bunch of thoughts out for people I don’t even know a way to help my thought process or my brain develop further?
I sat down to write some thank you notes a few weeks ago. Hand written thank you’s, to be exact. And I was appalled at how lousy my penmanship had become. It was like I was back in fifth grade and it was the end of summer vacation and I couldn’t remember how to print out the word “fabulous.” And forget writing in cursive. There’s no way I could form a fancy, or cursive, “E” to save my life. So what does one do to remedy this?
Read a book? Write a letter? Or just keep doing what I’m doing and hoping that I don’t get a phone call from an editor asking me to help out write a series of stories for adults. #yeahlikethatsreallygoingtohappen. I guess I’ll just be happy that I have this outlet and spell check to help develop my brain power just a little bit more everyday.