I was recently thinking to myself how fortunate we bloggers are today. At what other point in history did we ever have it this easy when it came to sharing our creative thoughts, feelings and ideas?
Technology has made it so easy to write and to share our works with a huge audience, with just the click of a few keys. Of course, there is a whole technological backbone behind the scenes to make that happen, but the mere fact that writers can access that backbone with just a computer and a connection is a marvel in itself.
So if you take away the computer, the connection and the technological backbone behind it, blogging as we know it today would have been next to impossible.
Here are my top 10 reasons why:
10-Sending blogs in Morse code would have taken way too long
9- Attracting a worldwide audience would have meant sending blog posts out by ship
8- The lengthy translation to Latin would have made it difficult to carpe diem
7- What would a “search engine” have been like before the industrial revolution?
6- Constantly carrying parchment scrolls and inkwells to jot down random ideas would get pretty messy
5- Editing meant rewriting from the very beginning, again and again and again
4- Getting birds to tweet blogs would have required considerable patience and training
III- Top X lists would have been in roman numerals
2- After 134 blog posts, I would have run out of surfaces for hieroglyphics
1- Stone tablets were way too heavy
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