3Mar

No. 4 social media secret weapon: write on

letter writing, scripture, evangelism, Sticky Jesus, Paul, social media, Christianity“Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.”Isaiah 30:8

So here it is: the fourth Social Media Secret Weapon you can use to significantly improve your online conversation with others.

Secret weapon #4: A letter. Sounds simple, huh? A handwritten letter is a very powerful way of connecting heart to hand. And that action can ignite a fresh sense of intention to your online time.

3 powerful benefits of letter writing:

Gratitude grows. When we forgo email, texting, and posting, really cool stuff happens. The world takes on a whole new dimension. Others come to mind and stay there. You reflect. You share. You express gratitude. You want to keep writing (and licking stamps)!

You practice prose. Using a computer, you can get so lost in the tempo of clicking that you leave out the thoughtful prose designed to capture and reel in a heart from across the miles or even from across town. Letter writing also keeps your penmanship polished (which is fast becoming a cool party trick)!

Moments live. You can hold letters in your hand and their contents in your heart—forever. Long after you are gone, your letters will live. It’s not super nostalgic (or romantic) to click open a file or dig through computer archives to find (and remember) someone’s thoughts.

Fun time: Here’s a great site to inspire your letter writing. You’ll find famous letters by people such as Jane Austen and Albert Einstein, among others. And, you’ll find a treasury of written surprises.

Do you think you will sit down to write a “real” letter anytime soon?  What’s stopping you?

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  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure when I’ll write a letter but I was planning to write notes to all of the ladies who attended the introductory session of the Bible study I am leading.

  • http://kennysilva.net Kenny Silva

    Great advice. Handwritten letters are so much more personal and thoughtful. I do my best to keep up with them, but admittedly have a tough time. It’s another area where I could be more intentional. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Anonymous

    This is tough for me too. We’ve got to preserve this tradition. It means so much more to get something in the mail. :)

  • Anonymous

    That’s always a great way to followup. I think women especially appreciate that. I know I do. When you stop to think that the New Testament was written in letters, it makes you want to write down more testimony, more history, every day! :)