Blog Challenge 2017

Blog Challenge 2017

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Telephone

Greetings to you all! I’m so excited to be hosting the Writer's Post Blog Hop #90 for this week’s challenge.



This week I’ve picked a topic that we’re all familiar with and no doubt have many thoughts and memories attached to it.


The Telephone

We all are acquainted with this modern device that connects us to the rest of the world. We love it and we hate it at the same time. It keeps us safe and connected, but at the same time it aggravates us, intruding on our life at the most inopportune moments. We can be reached at any time which is both a blessing and curse.

I’ve never been much of a phone person since I much prefer writing to speaking. E-mail and Facebook are my preferred means of communication.

When I was a kid, I hated using the phone and I still don’t care for it. Back then we had those clunky rotary phones with the big number dials on them and long, wiggly cords attached to the wall. No portable phones back then. It was always fun to see how far the cord could stretch. *SNAAAAPPP!*

To make a long distance call, you had to ask the operator to place the call for you. I remember when I was 13, making my first long distance call and thinking it was such a big deal. Not any more. Now we can be instantly connected to anyone in any part of the world in the blink of an eye.

I’ve always felt awkward on the phone and will always email first. I realize that some situations call for the telephone for its immediacy as you are sure of getting the person’s attention. E-mails are much too easy to ignore and forget about. Also you can gauge a person’s mood by the sound of their voice. In an email, it’s often hard to tell the person’s intent or mood at the time. That’s what those annoying smiley faces are for, right?



I don’t own a smart phone and use one of those archaic “pay-as-you-go” flip phones when I’m out and about. I know, I’m weird! I see people peering down at their little phones, texting and surfing madly as if their lives depended on it. These smart phones are so clever with all the amazing things they can do. The minute they invent one that will do housework, I’m getting one.

I often wonder if I’m missing out not having a smart phone. Then again, I’m addicted enough to my laptop and the Internet, so I don’t need a phone addiction, too.

I might as well embrace phones as they’re here to stay. They do make our lives better, keeping us connected and safe. And those smart phones look like fun, too. I may actually get one some day.

For this week’s blog hop, feel free to write a story or article about the telephone.

Make sure to add your link to the linky post below. Happy Writing! I look forward to reading all the creative posts from all you talented writers out there.










6 comments:

  1. I don't need a phone. I need a tablet with continuous Internet access. I am like you. I use a phone two to three times a week to call my mom. She is the only person who I call on the phone. Everyone else I text or email. I love your prompt. Headed back to my post to join in.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Mary Anderingcreatively. Love your name! Welcome!

      You sound similar to me with your love of phones. I only talk to my mom on the phone, too, because she likes the phone and calls me at least once a week. Oh well. I must chat with her. There will come a day she won't be around and that makes me so sad. Then I'll miss those calls.

      I look forward to reading your post.

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  2. What a fun prompt!!! I look forward to writing this one. It is amazing how technology can keep you connected with people all around the world.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, Kathy. I wouldn't have met all you fine people without the technology and for that I am gratefl.

      Look forward to reading your post.

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  3. Great post and great prompt! My how telephone technology has changed.

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  4. I have a smart phone which I don't seem smart enough to really use and hardly get any calls - much less make any. The best part is when I really need to call the network doesn't seem to oblige! ;)

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