Tuesday, January 31, 2012

going amish?

I encountered an interesting story this morning and thought I would share it with you here.  After you watch the video you will wonder about the irony of learning about the story via your computer screen.

I was glad to learn that he had some of the same experiences that I had, along with many of you, prior to the pervasiveness of electronic media.  You know, back in the good ol' days.  Like passing notes in class!  And writing letters!  Even though I love to receive letters in the mail, I find it hard to get myself to sit down and write a letter to someone.  Does this happen to others?  I feel like it takes too long, I think.  But even writing an entry for this blog takes up a lot more time than I ever imagined.

I definitely use a lot less "social media" than people of the next generation, which I think is pretty common.  I limit my email to mostly individuals, having unsubscribed to most business-related messages except for a choice few.  I started my facebook account to primarily find a way to see what's happening with my kids, but they are pretty good about keeping in touch above and beyond anything they would put on facebook, so I 'm not sure why I continue with that.

I started this blog sort of as a form of journalling, and connecting with people with similar interests.  I have looked at the trackers that tell me about the viewage (not sure that's a word) of the blog, but have changed from wishing it would attract more followers to just putting it out there anyway.  I realized that I like doing this whether anyone reads it or not!  I have always enjoyed a bit of writing, and this is one way to do it.  I do love to look at the blog stats about the location of readers, I love it that people from all around the world are looking at these words and pictures.

You can read more about this young man's experiment here.

And now I should probably get on with some things around here, like writing a couple letters that have been put off!


MissesStitches said...

Very interesting video. Thanks for sharing. I think we could all take a lesson from it.

Brita said...

I always enjoy reading, Mom :)