Actually, I saw the light when I switched from Blogger to WordPress.
But I’m not talking about which blogging platform to use. Rather, I’m talking about the one space rule.
See, I grew up in an era when typing was still taught in high school. Which means I learned to put two (TWO!) spaces after a period. And I made it through college without anyone ever correcting me. I thought it was standard. I thought everyone did it.
Then I moved to WordPress and I couldn’t understand why I would occasionally end up with some very funky spacing in my posts. Until I realized that if I took out the extra space at the end of every sentence, all would be well.
When did we go from two spaces to one space? And why did no one ever tell me??
I had to consult with my friend Rochelle who is just a few years younger than me…and come to find out, she only did the single space thing. Huh. So I gradually weaned myself from automatically hitting the space bar twice at the end of every sentence. It took months, people. MONTHS! But if you look closely at this post, you’ll see that I’ve successfully transitioned over.
And now that I’ve come to embrace the single space, I find this Slate article that explains it all. (It’s actually quite entertaining…you should go read it.)
Except there’s a disturbing link to another article hidden within that story. And I just have to say…
IT WILL BE A COLD DAY IN HELL BEFORE I GIVE UP MY CAPS LOCK KEY.