Succinctness is important in caregiving journaling. Time is precious for readers.
I target no more than a minute or two of a reader’s time with a word count cap of 350 words.
“International average reading speed is accepted to be about 250 words per minute” Turbo Read Speed Reading
Bea, of AOL Journal, “Wanderer” (until a more suitable name presents itself) recently raised the bar pointing out how gifted writers can tell a story in only 6 words.
Did you know that in speaking English people average about 100-120 words per minute? Try timing and reading your entry out loud to yourself, is anyone still listening? <grin>
Over on YouTube the average video is 2 minutes. In this 21st Century as harried people turn to view information, this may ‘say’ more than words.
With all this said, I am going to make an about face exception and embed this following 8 minute YouTube video by Kristie Salerno Kent.
It is not only creative but an excellent attempt to demonstrate Multiple Sclerosis symptoms and what it is like to have MS.
Not the chronic progressive type like Patti, but there was a time that Patti too went through these more common remitting remissive symptoms of MS.
[Time Alert] Stick with it, after the first two and a half minutes she visits a mall and the video becomes genuinely extraordinary.
Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer
website: www.CaregivinglyYours.comvideos: http://www.youtube.com/daddyleer
(also available in Blogger edition, Caregiver Blog: "Caregivingly Yours")