Our blogs and E-mail no doubt is the most important, unique method for communicating and developing relationships since the telephone. Simply because, they are convenient and easy to use. We also find it familiar and safe because it is similar in many respects to writing letters or keeping a journal. Of all the methods for developing relationships on the Internet, it is the most common - and perhaps the most powerful.It is a more reliable, less chaotic way to express yourself. Even when other online tools improve greatly by becoming more effectively visual and auditory - as in video teleconferencing, our need for writing will never disappear. Many people will prefer it because it is a non-visual and non-auditory form of communication.
There is said to be a difference in cognitive style between people who love to communicate with written words and those who don't. I am more of an actor than a writer! When corresponding with you, or anyone I always feel like half of me is missing, and many times I find myself at a loss as how to best to communicate my true feeling without the use of all my animations and sound effects, that are so much a part of my dependency for being vocal to satisfy my desire for greater power, expressiveness and clarity.
In the typed text of the Internet, we are unable to observe one's actions or hear them speak. All those subtle voice and body language cues are lost, which can make the nuances of communicating much more difficult especially if your writing style often deviates a little from the norm. But we humans are indeed creative beings. A skilled writer is able to communicate with considerable depth and subtlety in the deceptively simple written word. Despite the lack of face-to-face cues, I find conversing via the Internet a challenging and sophisticated, expressive art form that is well worth mastering.
It can be frustrating, at times I feel like I've made little progress in evolving. I can write the song, but there is only one of you who really knows the way that I sing and dance to it.
Somehow, that must and will all change, as an illustrated orator is not of much use here.
It is this time and this place that matter--not some other time or place. What matters is here and now--the people here and now.