Let’s Talk… On The Phone

Hello, here’s my second post… I guess I’m not having an actual introductory post? I also have to tell a story about the […] This story is from my 6th grade teacher, who I hold dear to my heart. She told us about her 7 year old son, who read every … as Dun DUN DUN!!! This story has stuck with me for several years, and I don’t know why, but every time I remember it, it brings me a little bit of joy. I hope it does for you as well!

A question has been nagging me for a while. Why do people hate voice calls? They seem like a good concept (if you enjoy talking to people) why not? It’s a way to increase communication without cutting out the vocal cues that can be vital for a good quality of conversation. So why are they so taboo?

I mean, it is annoying when your mom calls you to tell something that would take a small text, and that static sound you get is awful. But my thumbs get tired sometimes, and I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to call instead of type. Then I could “multitask!”

How would you use sarcasm with texting?? It doesn’t work! How would you realize there’s something wrong if there’s a long silence, how would you hear the joy, sadness, or anger in someone’s voice. How can you react with the words imbued to sound, movement, and meaning from text. I don’t want people to think I’m saying something I’m not, and texting lets that happen. There is so much lost when all communication is reduced to the written text. (coming from the written text)

Calling (or even facetime??) seems like the best mode for actual conversation, so I have a question for you. Why don’t we call each other more? Why don’t we talk to each other more? Why don’t we listen to each other more?

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Kicking it Off

Ok so I have a blog now? It sounded like a good idea, so yeah, it’s here. I know that my quality of writing is horrible and the objective of this whole thing is very sketchy, but I created this “blog” in the hopes of expressing opinions, figuring things out, and doing that with people. 

The first hurdle in forming a blog for me was not convincing myself to do it, it was deciding the platform. I haven’t heard of many, but my choices were Quora, WordPress, and Tumblr. The problem with Quora is that, in my prior experiences with it were in very detailed topics, and I don’t know how to start this out with detail, or a quick-hit mission.

By quick-hit I mean that, this isn’t a bullet on a list, it’s just an activity to do, I was going to say specific objective, but then I realized that I kind of did have a specific objective in this, which was to discuss life and important topics.

The people on Quora also seem pretty professional, which is intimidating. (Not that this isn’t.) Quora is great for discourse, but I’m not sure how I would find grey areas to ramble in it. Now, for Tumblr, Tumblr is a great platform for this kind of activity if you look at the facilities it has, you can post opinions and whatnot, and also discuss those very topics. The problem with Tumblr is that content that is already there. I’m not misogynistic or anything, but the content on Tumblr is sometimes very liberal, which I’m not against, I just don’t know my standing yet. There is also a wide variety of content, and the current users on Tumblr probably wouldn’t be looking for my kind of content.

And finally, WordPress, this site is very new to me. I found it a couple days ago while browsing the scioly wikis, and stumbled across Knittingfrenzy18’s blog (https://knittingfrenzy18.wordpress.com.) I thoroughly enjoyed her, as well as Just Angela Things’  content (https://justangelathings.wordpress.com). I realize that it may not be that best for discourse, but it seems pretty good for now, I’m not totally sure, but sometimes I find myself acting on totally emotive reasons.

I thinks that I chose this via process of elimination, but it seems to be working out rather nicely right now.

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This has all been typed up on the spot, so the quality’s not the best, and I’ve never actually written for my own reasons before, besides that wiki post. I’m also pretty sure that every sentence is a run on sentence, and I use too many commas, but I’m much more familiar with talking than writing. I realize that I am creating this before the introduction, but I also don’t have plans for the introduction, so we’ll too how that works.