Email Facebook Twitter Oh My: Lost In the Translation

Before I get to today's post, let me just ask a tiny favor.
If you see major changes in how my posts read, please let me know. I stupidly downloaded the WordPress Bata editor program they're testing, to you know? Help them out, find out how accessible, and all that, and when I post, on here it looks, fine, but when it shows up in my in box, it is not fine.

So it would be way helpful if you'd let me know.

Especially those of you using screen reader or voice-over. That would be awesome!

And, now, my post.

For the last few days now, I've been having one miscommunication while having email conversations with someone. Either I'm not being clear, she's not understanding, or something is getting lost in the translation.

I find this happens the worst in E-conversation. Email, Facbook, and even Twitter can be a hard road to tow. Sometimes, I think about simply unsubscribing from all of it.

Sometimes, I just want to go back to the old fashion telephones, with the dial, and party-lines! (Oh! Now I've gone and done it! Yall know I'm old) 😆

Anyhow, I'm not about to go back to the dark ages, but sometimes all the electronic communication just gets too much. Between the alphabet soup abreviations, shorttened words, and the fact that you cannot at all do sarcasm in an email without absolutely pissing some folks off (They'd probably ge pissy anyhow)
Well, yall know what I mean, right?
Do you?

Sometimes it's enough to make me scream!

I love email, texting, Facebooking, and all that.

Even have gotten myself an account on LInkden, (Did I spell that right?)
There are times when I think I'll go to the nearest Pagan shop, buy a set of drums, go outside, and drum my messages.

Is it just me, or is it harder to communicate now, than ever?

Did he tech-nation we've evolved into make it harder or easier for you?

Ever have unnecessary disagreeement because of some form of E-conversation?

Happy to hear from yall, so speak out, and please? Don't forget to let me know if this looks weird.
No! Not my picture! hehehahaha! The words!

Yall have a great day!
Thanks tons for reading.

About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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2 Responses to Email Facebook Twitter Oh My: Lost In the Translation

  1. We lose the nuance of facial expressions, tone of voice, etc, when we deal in writing. That makes for a challenge. The mood of the reader can affect how they take on our message. I know I’m guilty of reading things in that the writer didn’t necessarily mean at times.


    • Patty says:

      Oh! Yeah! I did it yesterday when I read Abby’s comment, and she meant no harm, but I had sense enough to realize it. And did not get upset. Rather I qualified what I’d written by adding more info.

      It takes some mindfulness when working with electronic communication and I’m learning more and more how to do better with dealing with that.

      The hardest thing for me is learning to stop and think before touching the keyboard, but hey! We never get it done, we never get it right, if we’re lucky we just get it!


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