Our rapidly changing world has turned protesters into poets. Tuned rants into riches. And turned wrecks into writers. The amount of forums available for one to let their opinions be heard has grown exponentially in the past decade and for this we should all be thankful. No one is silenced and no one is shunned. If you love balloons, you can find an audience. If you hate balloons, there are scores of people in your corner. If you are indifferent to balloons but respect their quality use of color and shape-shifting there is a group out there just dying to hear what you have to say.
So how is it that with every forum available to every person alive that it is still possible to have nothing to write about? The answer to that is brevity. Gone are the days of War and Peace..here to say are the days of “War in 280 characters or less”. This opens up the door to opportunity for the commoner. It arms everyone with a keyboard to say what they think or feel and no matter how “out there” it may seem, there will be a platoon of people waiting to read and react. We have become “drive thru” communicators.
It is difficult to say whether or not this convenience store of communication is for the best..it just happens to be what is. The true victim in this onslaught of idea shares is the would-be storyteller. It is hard to really dig into details when you have 30 seconds and 50 words to grip the reader. That unfortunately may leave a lot of quality on the table, or yet to be displayed. Time will tell if our express lane of “dudes” and lol’s” will undercut the storyteller but one this is certain, the forums are there so get out there and start creating..just keep it brief.