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How Blogging And Twitter Are Making Us Smarter

Ruta Danyte

"Writing in public, whether it's in the form of blogs or microblogs, like a Twitter stream, is forcing us to be clearer, more convincing and smarter. A big audience isn't required. Knowing you write for an audience of just a few people will force you to stretch and grow."

"It also makes us think and write faster. And when it comes to writing and thinking, speed matters. It's what's called transcription fluency."

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  • Fjackets 1

    your information is interesting and thanks for sharing this blogging tips .

  • Cyrena

    Hmm... interesting. I wonder if our brains are evolving to have a more direct connection with typing rather than writing with a pencil...

    • Jelena Woehr

      Since I started doing calligraphy, I've found that it feels like it uses a totally different part of my brain than either pencil writing or just typing. It's really become something I go to when I'm stuck in other intellectual activities.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Typing definitely makes it possible to write faster than you would manually with a pencil, but I think the importance of the argument is that blogging makes writing more accessible because you're able to get your voice out there on a regular basis, which in turn, allows you to constantly improve, personally develop, and hone your skills/your voice/opinions.