I’ve noticed it doesn’t matter what kind of blogging site I go to, the most popular kind of blog is the picture blog. Being old school, and loving to actually read instead of the mind numbing browsing of just pictures, I find it disheartening that people seem to lack the ability to WRITE and resort to pictures.
What has happened to the world? I hate the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words”. No, it is not. It is rarely worth a word. It is an image. People see different things in the image. Get a different feeling from the image. As a blogger who posts mostly pictures YOU may think everyone else “GETS” what you “GET” but chances are very few do. If you want people to understand where YOU are coming from you need to WRITE. And learn to write if you don’t know how. It’s not that hard. Put down IN WORDS what you are thinking. Before you know it you have a sentence, then a paragraph, and low and behold you now have A BLOG. A written BLOG.
But in this day and age of instant gratification I guess it’s too much to ask that people take the time to articulate their thoughts. We are inundated with visual EVERYTHING so rarely is someone actually asked to THINK. To READ. It’s the dumbing down of society when we have regressed back to pictures instead of words. I believe picture books went out of style around, oh say, kindergarten.
Then again, why think, why read, why write, when you don’t have to… Let someone else do the thinking for you. If that’s how you want it then don’t be surprised if one day you no longer possess the ability to think and or do for yourself at all. And don’t be angry when someone who can think, can read, can write, starts to tell you what to think and what to do.
Oh, wait… That day is already here.