Surfer Rob’s Addiction to the Analog Blog



(Just so you know it’s not a one-off, here’s a titillating sneak-peek at the discovery phase of my What If? Monthly challenge entry: )


This post was prompted by today’s Daily Post prompt.


  1. Wow. You still have a legible handwriting! Mine after all these years of keyboards is incomprehensible — even to ME. I make more typos writing than typing. Paper and pen. What a concept. Excellent response and so dead on.

  2. I left a message on this earlier, but your post ate it…ate it I tell you! So now I can’t remember what I originally said but it was something like: I have a million and one scraps of paper with bits of my life on them, books of poems, (when I documented my heartach through verse lol) that no one will ever see, and various scraps of blogs that were started and discarded. There was a point, earlier, before my comment was eaten, now there isn’t, cos, well I have the memory of a goldfish, so good post and meh!

  3. I like the idea of writing things down and I do have my scraps with notes etc, but writing posts before blogging? How do you find the time?

    By the way, looking forward to the challenge response. What I can see in the picture looks very interesting!

    • Ha, it’s like this. I can’t have my phone out at work so I have to stand there sometimes and watch my machine cut sheet metal. It needs to be babysat, so I get the prompt and I start writing in between loading sheets and unloading parts, etc. its what I think of as the classic workaround.

      • I’ve got a good feeling it will be, or maybe it’s a vibe of evil implications with dark significance . Not sure but as I said looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us!

  4. You have great handwriting and most importantly without spell check you are right……….. just loved it

  5. Rob, thanks for listing all of our postings! I wholeheartedly enjoyed yours on this and I, too, do my morning pages in ink and paper. Looking forward to coming back and reading more. Best ~ HuntMode

  6. Computers (and previous to this – word processors – and before that – typewriters) are useful tool for writing. The ease and speed of hitting a keyboard allows for the stream of words to flow much faster than actual writing – BUT – the actual hand-written connection – pen to paper – is so important. It is intimate. It is connected in a way that writing using technology could never permit – and yeah, you are (w)ri(gh)t(e) – more people should try it – especially those who consider, aspire or are, they, themselves writers.

    As you’ve said – pen to page – whatever, however, blurbs or bits …. it really *does* make a huge difference. In my opinion.

    AND ………. really brilliant piece – one of the most innovative and (as usual) thought-provoking works. Great execution of an idea.

    *stands applauding* 🙂

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