Thursday, 22 April 2010
The written 'you'
This had been brilliant.
Thank you so much for taking part and producing such a varied and entertaining response.
I was a bit worried I'd bitten off more than I could chew; set myself up as some sort of handwriting afficianado , but its been a lot of fun.
(I hope you don't mind that I've uploaded this to flickr . Please let me know if you object .)
There are still people joining in so I'll put them on the list.
Some people want to do it every week but I don't think I could keep it up.
I suppose we could start a blog with lots of members who can post handwriting whenever they feel like it.
There are still one or two to do it but I've collected them together to show what a varied result we had.
I learnt a lot.
I actually sat and read each one much more carefully and feeling more engaged than I would when I read the usual spell checked perfect text. I read some with a smile on my face and some with a tear in my eye.
I don't know about you but I felt as if the real person was speaking to me.
That many of you enjoyed the challenge but are very grateful for the PC
That we all worry about what will remain in the future when we have no letters left for our descendants to discover, but merely defunct laptops and non compatible memory sticks.
That there a lot of left handed bloggers who had a struggle and were discouraged from using their left hand.
That we are all wimps and get writers cramp after half a page.
I found a lot of new bloggers and I think you all found new bloggers too. I felt a bit like a party hostess introducing one to another and watching while you met each other. Then you introduced me to new people.
Its a real chain event and I am meeting bloggers from two or three blogs 'removed' .
I was greatly entertained by the different ways you presented your handwriting.
Poems, shopping lists, childhood games, recipes, notes to accompany doodles, German Homework, quilters wisdom.
I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. If you have no idea what I'm talking about look here
I still think my writing is awful.