Say It Ain’t So! #attentionspan #reading #writing

Mae Clair has a wonderful post on Story Empire today, all about Time and possible changes in attention spans, and books you do not finish. You’ll want to check this one out. Great food for thought. And as always, please consider sharing it, too, so others can ponder these questions. Thanks, and thanks to Mae for such an interesting post! 🙂

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Hello, SEers! You’re with Mae, and I have a question for you—are attention spans getting shorter or do we have too much stimuli competing for our notice?

Remember when networks gave television shows an entire season to find footing and develop an audience? Those days haven’t been seen in ages. Now, if a show doesn’t make a splash right out of the gate, it’s a candidate for the chopping blockaxe stuck in top of sawed off tree stump, chopped wood in background.

I used to think I was above that kind of instant gratification—that I would give a program time to win me over. Recently, I realized of the last four Netflix shows I have tried to watch, I ditched three after only ten minutes.


Maybe because Netflix is like a big TBR.  There is so much content waiting to be discovered, I don’t have the need to let something grow on me. I watch very little TV as it…

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11 thoughts on “Say It Ain’t So! #attentionspan #reading #writing

    • i thought it was all those things, Trish, and yep. It’s something we can ALL identify with, especially the lack of time to pursue all the things we’d like. In that sense, I’m looking forward to the day I “retire” from writing. Maybe I’d get caught up on a few other things around here, including more reading! 🙂


    • I hope you’ll enjoy it, Jacqui! I thought it was a great post, and touched a nerve with pretty much all of us, especially the lack of time factor. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


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