Laura was with me in Barnes and Noble when I lingered over the leather journals. Later she apparently read my blog poston the subject. Subsequently, I received a beautiful leather-bound journal for Christmas.
As I wrote earlier, the temptation was to put the journal away and use it for a special project. In my heart I knew that if I did that, it would sit in a drawer somewhere and never get used. So, I jumped right in and started writing.
So far it’s been fun. It seems to be a raw version of RandomConnections. I’m still working out the format, but I find myself writing in paragraph form as if it were for an audience. I suspect the leather journal will long outlast this blog, so perhaps it is for some future audience.
I made the decision early in to use cursive handwriting rather than printing. Handwriting is fast becoming a lost art, and I knew mine had suffered since I type most of the time. I write at an angle in a flowing script. When I’m on, it looks great, but tends to be unreadable. I’m working on beauty and legibility. I have noticed my handwriting improve as I have written these past couple of days. It still looks horrible, but it’s getting better.
I’ve kept written journals before, and I think I can stick with this one. We’ll see what happens, and how much of that journal makes it over to this one.
2 thoughts on “An Old Fashioned Blog”
I’ve thought about doing some more hand writing myself. I like this post… and your handwriting does look good. Opposite of mine!
Hope you are able to keep it going. Finding time is the killer of projects like this for myself.
Hi Tom. Amy has tuned me in to find your writings and photos. My old, old computer gave up the ghost, so I broke down and bought a new Dell, with Windows 8 on it.