I have a question for you.

Why do writers (in this day and age) use pictures of old typewriters, pencils, pens, close-ups of typewriter keys, copybooks, lined tablets, et al as their website’s header image?

We all know that none of their blogs are produced using those arcane tools.

I mean, sure, some may begin by writing out their thoughts on paper with a wooden stick or ink-filled implement. But, c’mon—none of us would be able to access and read any of their brilliant posts, if that is where their efforts ended.

For instance—that is not me at the top of this page, and I did not use a typewriter from 1918 to accomplish this post. So, why do you suppose people think the only way to let their readers know that they are writers, is by reaching back into history for their photos?

I think I know the answer.

There is no romance, or mystery, or nostalgia in viewing a computer screen.  Perhaps in one hundred years, there may be. But not now. Not yet.

To prove my point, dear readers, I leave you with this antique version of the “backspace key”—reminisce with me for a moment:


See what I mean?

10 thoughts on “LET’S BE HONEST, FOLKS!”

  1. This is so true. Though I think if I took a picture of my computer or keyboard some people may assume my blog/journal was about technology.
    Personally, I’m glad I don’t have to use a typewriter. I had an electronic one back in high school and hated it.

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    1. Good point about the assumption some might make about the theme of your blog if you displayed a computer! We should all go back to quill pens and inkwell—then post pictures of our ink-stained fingers! hahaha

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  2. The typewriter I had was so heavy you’d get a hernia if you tried to move it. I do love writing by hand. They don’t even teach cusive in school anymore. Maybe we’re just old.

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    1. My typewriter was so heavy nobody even tried to move it! Maybe slide it a bit from side to side, but that was all. No one ever taught me cursive in school—they tried, but it didn’t work!


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