Hooray for handwriting!

@Rohvannyn (3118)
United States
September 17, 2016 6:46pm CST
I worked for days on a post called "Why I want to write like my grandmother" and posted it yesterday on the blog I guest write for. I've been amazed and humbled by the response! Several people said they were inspired to start writing again, and one even went out and got a fountain pen! I feel like I actually made a little progress in keeping good old fashioned cursive handwriting alive. Which is hilarious, considering how much I hated practicing it as a kid. All those loopdy-loop letters! And yet, now I'm fighting for it, in a certain way of thinking. If anyone wants to read that blog entry, I've linked to it, since it's not a commercial site at all.
I used to HATE writing in cursive. I figured “cursive” was aptly named because that’s what I wanted to do when I had to write that way! My mother tried to teach me, and I learned …
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@MattMeng (3271)
• Hangzhou, China
18 Sep 16
There are less and less people would use hand writing because of the development of computer.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
That's true.
@sallypup (26314)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@MattMeng Just a few people keeping up the fight against total computer domination could keep the old ways alive.
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@MattMeng (3271)
• Hangzhou, China
18 Sep 16
@sallypup Exactly, I write a few Chinese characters one day.
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@marlina (71254)
• Canada
17 Sep 16
I used to have compliments on my handwriting all the time, but now, it is very difficult with arthritis in my hands. I sure miss writing more.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
That really can make it rough. When my hands get crampy, handwriting is still easier than print, so there's that.
@MALUSE (37927)
• Germany
7 Oct 16
Although I've got my pretty fountain pen now as described above, I don't write as much as I used to. I also have arthritis in my knuckles.
@7864aru (170)
• Pune, India
19 Sep 16
I like to write on paper more than laptop or computer. Its feel more connected.
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@avi256 (4093)
• Pune, India
19 Sep 16
I think it also feels more authentic when we write on paper compared to PC. The sense of belonging is more when we write on paper.
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@JudyEv (118763)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Sep 16
I remember practising cursive writing at school too. My handwriting is pretty bad now.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I saw an infographic once about how badly people write after they've been using a computer for a long time. It was pretty funny.
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@JudyEv (118763)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn That would be me!!
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
@JudyEv Here's the cartoon. I think it's hilarious!
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Sep 16
I like to keep in the hand with legible printing, but sorry no cursive, yeah it's pretty but it's hard to read, and I personally feel is a bit of a waste, unless you are simply going for looks, not people being able to read what you wrote
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I actually have a similar policy. When I'm writing simply for informational purposes, like lists and such, I'll print. But If I'm writing a letter to someone who knows cursive, then I'll use that. I'll also use cursive for journal entries.
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn yours is nice, but I still would have issues reading it
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
20 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt Yeah, it's not everybody's thing.
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@MALUSE (37927)
• Germany
7 Oct 16
When I retired from my teaching job, I bought myself a very good, expensive fountain pen. I love it!
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
7 Oct 16
Oh that's a pretty one.
@XinfulThotz (4187)
• Singapore, Singapore
19 Sep 16
I like to look at people's handwriting. It's said that from a person's handwriting, one can anlyse the person's personality. I still prefer my notes to be handwritten. I am kind of outdated in the eyes of my peers. I still like to keep an organiser/planner even though most people just update their tasks or schedule in the calendar in their smartphones these days.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
19 Sep 16
Ah, a kindred spirit!
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• Japan
18 Sep 16
I think neat handwriting is very important, but I have never had it. I get a lot more done on computer. However, I think kids learn better when they write by hand.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
20 Sep 16
There's scientific evidence to back that up, about childhood learning.
@sallypup (26314)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
Here I come again: I am proud of you and pleased to know you. Saying that I am pleased to know you is not a small thing- some poor parents are quite sad that they have kids. Not me. I am pleased. Deeply glad you are here spreading the light. Go you dearest daughter.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Ha ha, I wish I could like this ten times. Stay tuned for a handwriting sample. Not the best... but not the worst. And you're right. Some parents aren't so happy with their offspring.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24889)
• United States
18 Sep 16
It is sad that pen to paper is becoming a lost art.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Not as long as I live! I agree with you.