Members of the Gregg Shorthand Blog:
I, Shaleto, humbly greet you as you are my de facto senior colleagues in this blog.
It is a joy, indeed, to become a part of such a special group, a community of writers and aspirants to writers, people who are curious, who want to listen and want to remember. I say so because these are qualities present in anybody who wants to learn or have learned shorthand.
I am sure those who are relatively new, with me perhaps being the newest student, saw Gregg shorthand as a tool to be acquired, a tool which could be used to our own advantage in many positive ways, to be able to express our thoughts and yet still be private, or to advance in our studies or in our job.
But shorthand is more than that. It is a link to other minds, be them contemporaneous or of those who preceded us by years, decades, or centuries ago. It’s a window to other realities, and a channel for personal growth.
And the enjoyment of these benefits start by taking a challenge, by confronting the unknown, by finding motivation to persist until a goal is accomplished. And so, I decided to pursue two symbiotic objectives:
- Learning Gregg shorthand. Which version? Anniversary; with eclectic touches.
- Copy the Bible in Gregg Shorthand with my own hand.
Why are these two, complimentary goals?
As I see it, since Anniversary has a tough learning curve, one better have a plan on how to approach the task. Because it will take memorizing many brief forms, rules and phrases; and the journey may become too long and tedious… to the point where we may give up our goals and stop learning.
Unless… Unless one finds something that constantly motivates us to keep going, something we may enjoy at every step of the way, something in which we find intrinsic value in every sentence we write.
That something for me, my friends, is “The Word”.
It helps me grow, and is a real blessing:
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein…
During tough times it encourages me, and at all times it reinforces the principles by which I live:
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
Philp 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
And so my friends, I have started a little website: https://bibleinshorthand.blogspot.com/ as a vehicle to achieve my goals and to share with others “The Word”. You are all invited to come and read portions of it in Anniversary Gregg Shorthand. My time is limited and I am new at blogging and at shorthand, and have lots to learn, but know that any advice you may provide on speeding as well as improving the site will always be welcome.
I want to thank Andrew Owen from http://gregg.angelfishy.net/ , Deb from http://greggshorthand.proboards.com and now Carlos from https://gregg-shorthand.com/ because their efforts in making and maintaining their websites have impacted positively my interest in learning Gregg shorthand.