Blogging, or more specifically typing my thoughts, has never come natural to me. When I have an idea or something meaningful to transcribe I look for my pen and some paper. I enjoy writing the 'old fashioned' way. Some of you may even recognize the card stock in this picture. If I have met with you and specifically if I have taken something away from that meeting that was important to me, it is very likely that I wrote you a note thanking you for that learning opportunity.
I suppose I could buy one of those really cool writing tablets like Chad Henderson has and I will admit, it is tempting.
Writing is important to me. I think it is actually important to a lot of things. One friend recently described the process:
Our handwriting is a reflection of our souls, and we in this technological generation allow just a few strokes of the keyboard to attempt to reveal our thoughts.I can't argue with that. Isn't it also ironic how the smiley face :) has become our default answer to calming a tense email or chat?
This isn't meant to be preachy and I sure don't think everyone should stop typing. But if you haven't picked up pen and paper lately and wrote a letter, I would encourage you to do it. Not because I think we need to start a movement or anything, but because I think you will enjoy it.
All the best.