I have been blogging for quite a few years now and never before I have felt this feeling where I don’t have enough words to describe what I feel. Earlier my posts used to be long, detailed, expressing how I used to feel exactly about things, but now I feel my blog posts have become shorter. The frequency of my posts was pretty regular, but now that has reduced due to lack of thoughts. Earlier the posts were more about what I feel and why I feel and I was able to write things in detail because, unlike now, those feelings/ thoughts used to remain with me for some time. I was able to think over those things and describe those thoughts in details. Now, with the advent of Facebook and Twitter, whatever I feel gets posted in less than 140 characters on these forums – thus depriving me of my ability of retain those thoughts and think more of them. I am not sure if I am only one feeling like this or whether it is a global phenomenon.
Some people have proclaimed these social forums have made them better writers. I don’t know how it is possible since you are restricting your thoughts to a certain character limit. May be they are able to put those thoughts in a more concise manner. But for me, I feel it is not helping me. It could be my own procrastination because of which I am posting fewer posts than usual and just blaming these forums for it. Or I have become a Twitter mind – thinking only of restricting my thoughts to 140 characters at a time. I simply do not know. I am waiting to find out for myself.