Think for yourself for a change… write something

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.

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About ynnarie

Lynn Salisbury grew up in the rural town of McGrath, Minnesota. After graduating from McGregor High School in the mid 1980’s, she moved to the Twin Cities. Lynn spent her 20’s and 30’s working like the average person, never imagining the calling that awaited her. But those two decades of working, learning, growing, led to the day a friend challenged Lynn to write. Lynn met that challenge and never looked back. Now she draws from her life’s experiences and creative mind to weave stories. Stories about different worlds, different lives, different perspectives. If you ask her about her life, Lynn will tell you it’s been rather simple and sometimes boring. But if you dig a little deeper you will find that it’s been a bit more exciting than that. Lynn has done everything from designing clothes ranging from prom and wedding dresses to drag queen attire and everything in-between, became a registered, ordained Pagan minister in the state of Minnesota, to creating a group, on a social media site, of fans devoted to her favorite football team that has more members than most medium sized towns. Lynn still lives in the Twin Cities area, enjoying the changing seasons, spending time with family, working, and writing. She will admit she hasn’t found her genre niche yet, and she secretly hopes she never does, leaving the possibilities wide open for any type of story that formulates in her head, mixed with a bit of muse inspiration, to spill out into the written word. She writes what she would want to read, having taken to heart a piece of advice she once heard. And she feels blessed and grateful for the chance to share her stories with the world. As the mother of three amazing, beautiful and strong daughters, Lynn knows that even when the world seems the darkest, they are her light. And she never forgets what an honor and privilege it is to be their mother. “If you haven’t had your ‘a-ha’ moment today, you haven’t been paying attention.” – Lynn Salisbury
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