After reading this article on the effects of digital reading yesterday, I considered writing a book-length post with no hyperlinks, photos, sidebars, or other distractions.

Instead, I will take the risk of uploading content that may further your descent into becoming a Twitter-brain. It could also contain the antidote to your unchecked malady.

So without further ado, here are three reasons why this post is better than most posts:

1. It’s short. No long-winded meanderings today.

2. It’s headed by a photo of a cheerful daffodil, which means spring has come to the northern hemisphere.

3. It ends with excellent advice: Do something analog today, and don’t come back until you do.

  • Go outside and dance in the sunshine (or rain).
  • Read a flesh-and-blood paper book.
  • Wash the dishes.
  • Sweep the porch.
  • De-clutter your junk drawer.
  • Draw a picture (or a doodle).
  • Hug someone.

Now wasn’t that the best post ever?