Writing is Sharing

20 Dec

Narrative

            Writing is sharing. It expresses our research, thoughts, experiences, feelings, and emotions. And today, with technology, that certainly is changing things. For example, the music industry is thriving off of these new writing spaces. Musicians and record labels are continuously adapting to the endless opportunities that social media can provide for them. Twitter, Facebook and other services such as Tumblr, Youtube and Flickr have taken over the press, radio and television as the main sources of information. These new writing spaces, such as Facebook, allows thoughts to be expressed about a particular artist, or even for a band to connect with their fan base to keep them up to date with new material, tour dates or announcements. The writers in these spaces just need to have something to say. An opinion. A message. A worry. Or a thank you. When these are posted onto the web it becomes public, allowing anyone out there to see it. With the correct audience awareness and the accessibility of these sites, this is where connections start. The sharing of your ideas can connect you to other people worldwide with the same interests. And that’s just it, a writing space is designed to connect people for the overall purpose of connecting them. Sharing your thoughts is no longer singular. It used to be that you used to have an idea and write it down in solitude, but now a writer can write in a multitude of writing spaces and it will be seen. Sharing your writing in a writing space such as Facebook or Twitter won’t be taken as seriously as if done on a blog. But then again, the writing space determines what kind of writing is accepted. The expectations of a certain writing space can vary to others. For example, Facebook is used to mainly for social interaction and the writing on that site would mainly be done for that. A blog is more centered on writing. Expressing more thorough ideas and more detailed writing where you will have subscribers that can connect with even more writing. Because of all of this, the writer must choose what their writings address, and spread it accordingly. This is an issue that writers have to be aware of now with all of this new technology creating more writing spaces. Where will writing be in the future? No one can really say. However, technology is constantly changing, and the process that we have made in the last 20 years is unbelievable. I believe writing will become even more interactive and social. Because in the end writing is sharing.

 

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