Remember the day when you would sit at a desk and write a letter to someone with an actual pen and paper? Sometimes you mess up so you have to crumble up the paper and throw it away and the trash can would be halfway full of crumbled up paper. You wanted to get it right because there was no delete button and there was no spell check. Then once you were finished you folded it up and stuffed it into an envelope and wrote your address and their address and put a 10¢ stamp on it then put it in your mailbox to go out the next day. Remember that?
Well, then the internet came along and that made it so much easier to sit at your home computer (mac or pc) and you could email your letter instead. You sat there thinking what you wanted to say so you didn’t sound too weird or something. Now of course you could delete and spell check then the person gets it in the blink of an eye.
What happened to that? It seems that I don’t get any emails from family or friends anymore except for the ones that are forwarded to me from other people who have either jokes, funny pictures of dogs or cats or some old lady comic strip. Most of the emails people forward to me are all telling me about some kid who has cancer and you have to forward it to 10 people. Or about being careful not to get out of the car with the keys in the ignition because you see a note in the back of the car.
For once I’d like to get an email from someone telling me how their day or week was. An email saying hi how are you. I email people constantly and sometimes they actually respond but then that’s it. If I don’t start a conversation then the conversation never gets had.
What is the point of having email if nobody will actually email you something that they wrote instead of just using other crap people have sent them.
I think that’s one of the reasons why I blog so much because I’ve gotten to the point where nobody emails me so why should I email them. So if I have something that I want to get out, I’m just gonna blog it and if someone cares enough to read it then they can respond either in email or they can leave a comment.
I know someone out there knows what I’m talking about.