If someone would review my writing history, he would see that my average sentence length is about three to five words. It is not that I do not have intelligent thoughts to communicate, but simply that my genetic combination determined me to be a dyslexic. Dyslexia is a condition you have for life. I was diagnosed quite early in my life as a dyslexic, which is quite rare for a guy my age (42), since back then dyslexia was not as well known as it is today. My parents invested a lot of effort and time so that I could read & write. I can even say that I had a very unique reading skill that no one else possessed – I was the ONLY one that could read and understand my own writing. That’s because I am such a terrible speller.

Thank god for word processors and spell checkers. With lots of effort, caution and patience I finally had the tools to produce sentences that can be read by others… But still, these word processors were not able to pick up on a lot of my mistakes. That’s when I started limiting my writing vocabulary and producing very short sentences, usually using the words that I know I spell correctly. It was quite aggravating. My fingers were tingling with thoughts that I really wanted or needed to write down, but in order not to send out misspelled writing, I communicated my thoughts with the bare minimum number of words. I personally termed this “bare necessity writing”.

So how come you now finding me blogging away. Well, for years I had in my mind the perfect writing assistive solution that if available, will dramatically improve my writing capabilities. It took awhile, but FINALLY it is available. Together with a team of dedicated friends, family members and help from the dyslexia community, I finally turned my dream into a reality. Ghotit is the solution that is finally enabling me to write LOONNNGGGG sentences and to blog away…

2 thoughts on “A Dyslexic Blogger

  • April 21, 2011 at 5:17 am

    The key symptom of Dyslexia is significant difficulty with speed and accuracy in reading. What makes diagnosis somewhat difficult is the fact that one can not simply place children in two groups: Dyslexics and nondyslexics. The ability to learn to read differs gradually between children, and dyslexic kids often try to hide their struggles. Warning signs may include a growing dislike of School, starting to dread Mondays, changes (for the worst) in overall behavior. Dyslexia tends to be hereditary. Delays in early speech development may also indicate future problems in reading.

  • November 26, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Ah yes, neicly put, everyone.

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