Varying Communication Styles
In her article, A Company Divided: Bridging the Generation Gap at Work Through the Power of Communication, Bea Fields summarizes communications styles by Use of technology in communication, as a reader and as a writer, does have a strong correlation to age. Of course, that’s not absolute. I know people in the sixties who tweet and people in their forties that use the computer only to check their email.
Communication Styles and Blogging Your Memories
So, how does this relate to the decision of whether or not you want to start blogging your memories? Your choices are more about what’s a good fit for you and your loved ones. There’s not a “best” option. There’s no right or wrong answer—you just have to figure out what’s right—and more comfortable—for you.
Pros and Cons of Blogging Your Memories
Because memories are episodic in nature, they lend themselves easily to a blog. Blogging your memories, as opposed to writing them with pen and paper, allows you to share your memories in real time, but don’t require that you do.
There is a technical learning curve to starting a blog. How steep that curve is depends on your own comfort level with technology as well as what blogging platform you choose.
Consider your audience as well. The people with whom you’re sharing your memories might not feel comfortable with a blog format. Blog formats let you see how many people viewed your posts, so if you invited thirty relatives and only three actually visited, you’ll be a tad disappointed.
(c) Laura Hedgecock 2013