Slow Blogging

I wonder, in our push to get something new out, something exciting into the digital stream, do we miss out on some aspect of the creative process? For example, what would happen if we hand wrote a blog post? How would it change the quality of our thinking? Would it feel more precise or more earthy?

I am going to give it a try – just to see what happens. What about you? Willing to join me?

For the remainder of the week I will be writing my blog posts by hand.

And by the end of the week I want you to tell me whether you notice a difference. Are the posts more considered? Do they affect you more deeply? Is this something I should continue with?

It should be an interesting experiment, if nothing else!

4 comments

  1. good luck gavin.
    I have been thinking/tweeting a lot about this concept – the paradox of social media and slow.
    In this social media world – where everything is on hyper-speed – how do we slow down? Why is it important to do things slow? With our information overloaded world, are we losing the ability to think deeply and clearly? Or is it just a race to move with the speed in which our world operates? Is slow and social media an oxyormon? Is it possible?
    I have been talking and trying to convince Carl Honore (In Praise of Slow author) that he should write something on slow and social media. And told him to get on Twitter. He said he would do it slowly

  2. You mean there’s an alternative to hand-writing posts? I scratch mine out on beer coasters and ask my secretary to type them on those new-fangled computer things ;-^
    Seriously, I actually prefer to hand write a lot of my work first. Seems like a better way to capture thoughts. I go to the keyboard to put those thoughts in order.

  3. I noticed how bad my hand writing had become due to a lack of hand writing and that really made me think. I hand-write a weekly shopping list, jot a few notes here and there, but that is about it.

  4. Ohhh, I love this idea! Can’t wait to see it.