Technology is Changing, Keep Up or Quit.September 3, 2011
Hello out there in blog world. My name is Kimberly Ellgass and you can learn anything and everything “me” by clicking on the “all about me” tab, but for now I am ready to get this show on the road. As many of my readers know, this blog is being birthed out of an assignment in a Business Communication class, but in reality I have every intention of this blog far outliving the semester in which it is being created. Quite frankly, each and every one of you (at least on some level) will be used to collect data for a much larger purpose. My ultimate goal is to write a theory based thesis on the lack of inflection in text messaging. I already have a theory created in the deep hallows of my brain, but quite honestly getting my thoughts onto paper is in its infancy. So welcome to the blog world of any and all things “text”.
Although my thesis will be incredibly focused, this blog will be an open door into the world of texting and into the minds of texters. We will have crazy fun weeks when we talk about new textspeak or emoticons, but then there will be weeks when we tackle tough (and sometimes controversial) issues such as texting and driving and “sext”ing. Please feel free to send me your ideas that you would like to see discussed. I intend to be an open book. I invite and encourage you to leave your comments and feedback as well. I have no desire to write a blog spilling my deep feelings about texting (or anything else for that matter). With that being said, I do not promise that you will not see some crazy rants about people texting at red lights or the idiot in the red sports car that almost killed me while I was loading groceries. There will be times that we agree with one another and times that we can’t stand each other. This is exactly what I want from this site, a place where we can talk about these issues in an open forum.
So I look forward to hearing from all of you. I am not sure how often I will post as I do not want to force an entry my mind is not ready for just because I have made a commitment to the calendar. For those of you that already know me, I could write on an entire topic and then turn right around that same afternoon and start fresh again. I will promise this however, for the time being, it is safe to assume that you will see one blog per week. If you see more, consider it a bonus.
There is one more thing that we need to cover before we get underway… Although I would not consider myself prudish, I do have a couple of rules that may seem that way. First and foremost, this blog is open to many people, so I am asking you to keep a lid on your language and your innuendos (this may be difficult when we start talking about “sext”ing, but we will burn that bridge later). The second rule is that there may be sometimes where we disagree with one another, but I am asking that we foster an environment of mutual respect. I will be as honest and candid as I can be, but there are simply going to be times that I contradict myself or say something that you may totally disagree with. The final rule that I have (I promise) is that I do not care where you stand on any political issue. Whether you are a democratic or a republican, have green, red or purple skin, or are married or not has no bearing on your texting abilities or opinions.
So my friends welcome…happy blogging…happy texting and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.