WordPress Post A Day/Week #4 ~ Do you prefer to talk, text message, or a different communication method?

Do you prefer to talk, text message, or a different communication method?

This is an interesting topic.  I really like to do all-of-the-above.  I have to go along with my mood, is my phone charged, is it in the same room with me, etc.  Yes, I still have a phone in my home.  I prefer to receive calls on that line rather than my cell phone.   I love to text, but again, that is only if I have the phone next to me.  I love e-mail, but I have to be in the mood for checking it and then well, responding as well.  See… it’s all with my mood.

What do you prefer?  Comment here on my WordPress Blog.  Let’s chat about it a little.  (I know this also links to my FB account, so please comment here and not on FB… thanks!)    🙂


6 thoughts on “WordPress Post A Day/Week #4 ~ Do you prefer to talk, text message, or a different communication method?

  1. Hey Kathleen – I also opted into the challenge – but I’m trying for the daily… we’ll see what happens.

    As to communication, it depends on my mood. Being somewhat old fashioned (and getting old as well!), I tend to prefer the phone when communicating with friends, family or anything of that nature. I like to hear their voice, hear their inflections, hear their laughter; all the nuances of conversation, of connecting.

    If it’s business, I prefer e-mail. Always get it in writing is my motto. This way, when the inevitable miscommunication occurs, you’re covered. Unless, of course, you’re the one that didn’t get it right.

    If it’s just quickie stuff that doesn’t require a full conversation, then texting is definitely the way to go.

    Good luck on the challenge!

    • Hi there!

      Thanks for responding… I agree with you on all accounts. One other thing though that I forgot about, video chat. I was SKYPEing with my Niece in California tonight for the first time (first time for her) and it was amazing! She and I are so close. I didn’t know she had video capabilities, or else I would have hit her up a long time ago. I love it!!

      I put that in my Subject live Day/Week for my challenge, because I didn’t want to let myself down. If I can get on here every day, GREAT! If not, then once a week it is. That works for me at this time.
      Good luck to you as well! 🙂

  2. Eh. I know what SKYPE is, but have never used it. I’ve just recently gotten the hang of Facebook. Yes, I know… I’m lame. My family is pretty small… tiny really, and out of state friends, well I’ve pretty much fallen out of contact with them over the years (my fault entirely, I’m sure) so I don’t have much use for it. I have a tendency to become hermit-like and only communicate with one or two really good friends. One day, though!

    I guess if I have a resolution this year it would be to stop this destructive habit and reach out to people more; become more social, inept though I may be. That’s one of the benefits of this blog and this challenge – it opens the door to new things and new people. It’s also why I’m droning on and clogging your comments section! lol

    So far, I seem to be hitting the posting-every-other-day challenge rather than the daily, but I hope for improvement. Here’s a toast to some will-power and follow through for the both of us 🙂

    • Kaldresh,

      It’s all good! I think that every other day is wonderful!

      Don’t beat yourself up. Sometimes I go though spurts that I don’t ever talk on the phone, or see anyone. If it wasn’t for my family I would be alone. You just have to put yourself out there, I find, because every does the same as we do mostly. They don’t pick up the phone either. It is a vicious cycle. In my case I try to make a point more often to put myself out there. Set up events where everyone comes to my house. When I am in town where I know someone lives I try and make a point to let them know I am there, etc.

      Skype is super cool, because it can really feel like you are in the room with someone. I really like it. When I use it that is.

      Hey! Bring on your comments, I love it! 🙂

  3. I only like face-to-face communication or emails and sometime text when it’s short and I want instant gratification.

    I find that the most efficient and comfortable way for me to communicate is via email and I can read/write emails up the yin yang! I’m never been a chatty phone person and whenever my phone rings, I cringe because it usually means it’s either my mother (about to unleash another earful of nagging) or a needy girlfriend who wants to vent about her drama-filled life.

    A friend recently accused me of being immature because I preferred to write emails to her about how I was feeling frustrated w/her behavior and how I didn’t appreciate the way she treated me. She said a mature person would pick up the phone and call and not resort to sending emails. I felt conflicted & judged that she considered venting on the phone more “mature” than sending an email. I told her that we each have our own preferred methods of communication and I didn’t feel that just because she was a chatty phone person and I’m an emailing person qualifies her as being more matured than me.

    • I used to LOVE email! I think that communicating over email is wonderful to a point. I too, used to send my feelings in emails. The problem was that I learned that they can’t hear your voice and see your face expressions, so the emails are usually misconstrued and taken the wrong way. Then I’m like damn, that went completely the wrong direction. In any event, I don’t think that email is immature at all and you are right, we all DO have our own way of communicating. 🙂

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