For those of you who do not know, I added writing to my list of things to do while keeping busy. Writing, like my music (self-created or listening to someone else's music) relaxes me, and gives me a way to enhance other areas of my life (like promoting my businesses or other things). Anyway, I took on a challenge on BlogHer to post for 30 days something. Sometimes I will post a prompt they suggest (like today's prompt), and sometimes I will post what I normally post on this blog (such as an up and coming post on December 1st-a card with the theme of Christmas and Children).
Well today's prompt is all about how I write. The question is "When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer?" When I started writing, it was personal, and something for my children to read long after I have passed away. I wanted them to know what type of person I was before they were adopted, little notes of wisdom, and for them to know that they were not born in my belly, but in my heart. Once I got bitten, I wanted to do something that allowed me to say something about the things I love to do, so I started this blog. A few months later I split this blog up to allow people to learn more about The Longaberger Company, my individual business of being a consultant, and how a person can decorate and have their own business as a consultant.
Back to the question. As you see here, I love writing by computer rather by pen. It is faster, and if I mess up, there is the delete button, and if I spell something wrong, there is the spell checker. I have become too dependent on this little gift. I do not shun the pen, because that is how I got started. I started like many people, in Kindergarten, learning how to print. by third grade, I learned the art of writing cursive, and all of a sudden, writing in my own handwriting became pretty.
One tip for you: As much as computer writing is all the rage, and I do love it, DO NOT STOP WRITING IN YOUR OWN HANDWRITING! Yes I said it. It shows you care, especially if you are send a personal note such as a thank you, or signing greeting cards. Another reason for improving on your own handwriting: What if you have to add your signature to an important document such as your new driver's license or a business document. I know that school systems are now saying that it is not necessary for a child to learn cursive writing, and two states have cut it out altogether. It is important for a parent to sit down to teach what school are now failing to do. A child needs to learn the basics that will help them excel in life. If not, then where does it leave a country that requires it in business, academics, and other aspects of life. I am going to stop there, because I will go into some of the other things that children need to learn and computers may not be always available.
Enjoy your day, and I will talk to you later. God Bless You.