So apparently we have a prompt that says to give a go at writing a complete post without using three letter words. This is hard to do. However I have decided to give it a shot; having said so I think that it isn’t that tough as I expected it to be. Once I decided to make an attempt it basically is just a different look at ways that I communicate & type.
So it might be a very conscious decision to select each word as I type along and making changes in my mind as well as on keyboard to make sure that we stick to said restriction of avoiding three letter words. Gosh darn it, this is extremely hard, frustrating albeit interesting to do so.
Well I guess I am able to only do so much with this restriction. It is irritating me at this moment so I am ending this blog post at this point. I wasn’t aware of my reliance on three letter words until I started making this attempt at writing a post with such a restriction.
How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?
Well for starters I do not use “emoticons” in real life. Or say LOL, ROLF or ROTFLMAO out loud. I also do not share funny pics and images as a reply to other people’s statements or questions. And I do not type ‘K’ online or say that in real life either.
I admit that my people are a text / SMS crazy lot and when Whatsapp came along that became like the thing to do and almost everyone who has a data plan is on Whatsapp as it is free and quite convenient to keep in touch and pass along information, images/photos and even video on it. Since you can carry it with you wherever you go, it has become close to essential. I myself am in a few groups and cannot escape from the almost constant barrage of messages being passed along on a minute by minute basis.