How to Write a Letter - While email and texts have become the standard form of written communication in todays fast-paced, digital world, theres still a place for old-fashioned, snail mail letters.
The physical heft of a letter gives the communication a psychological weight that email and texts just dont have. Digital communication is ethereal and ephemeral, and consequently lends itself to impulsive and flippant transmissions. A letter, on the other hand, is tangible evidence that someone has put some thought into their writing. Theyve outlined, edited, and stuck to a structured business form in the missives creation. To send that letter, its author had to take the time to get an envelope and a stamp. They then had to check that the address was written correctly to ensure its safe arrival. In short, a physical letter shows that someone took the time to give a damn. And thats hard for the recipient to ignore.
Want to cut through the endless piles of applications employers get? Instead of submitting yet another resume through the online mill, send yours through the mail.
Want to let your elected representative know your views on an issue? Instead of signing a cookie cutter petition, write them a letter.
Want to show a friend youve really been thinking about them? Instead of sending a lousy, Whats been going on? text, write them a note.
Whenever you want to ensure that your message is taken seriously, choose the ponderance of a physical letter over the flimsiness of digital communications.
But what if youve never written a letter? First, dont feel bad. If you grew up in a time when the internet had always existed, maybe youve just never thought about writing one. But why not give it a try? By the time youre finished with this app, How to Write a Letter, youll be ready to write your very first.