Do you ever wonder if anyone is listening to what you’re saying? The very idea of blogging/vlogging/ pod casting or some other social medium of original content is under the belief that someone wishes to listen or read to what you’re saying. But what does all of this even amount to? Over the last decade tons of people have become famous just by voicing their minds on the internet how many writers have exploded into success from their own writings on the web? It’s baffling how the internet has provided so many of us the ability to voice our minds even the stupid things, but it has strengthened a community of writers separated by thousands of miles able to come together in one place.
It makes me think the future of writing as a craft. I attended Keyport High School and the lack of literacy among the students was terrible. While the school possessed some bright minds, it was far outweighed by those who opposed the written word or those who even could read. Once I attended my first semester of college, I discovered many new readers and writers, but I’ve still discovered that the most popular entertainment media is visual. The general conception of many youth is why should I read the book when I can watch the movie? And that’s the kind of culture we are involved with today, one of instant gratitude. Reading a book may take days or weeks, but watching a movie will take two hours.
I have a question for all of you, what do you think will happen to writing as a entertainment medium in a year? 5 years? 25 years? Will anything change? Will the internet create or destroy us?