The Handwriting Challenge

A few months ago, I was tagged by Nandini of Unputdownable Books (and formerly of Pages of Rustle) for the Handwriting Challenge. (Thanks for nominating me, Nandini!) This is a fun and unique blog hop where participants write their answers on pen and paper, then take a photo and share it in the blog post to show what your handwriting looks like.

Of course, before I show you my handwriting, let’s go over…

The Questions for the Handwriting Challenge

Here are the questions I had to answer:

  1. Write your name.
  2. Write your blog’s name.
  3. Write your favorite word and its definition.
  4. Write something nice.
  5. Write the name of your favorite song right now.
  6. What are you writing with?
  7. Write a fun fact about yourself.
  8. Write or draw your favorite emoticon.
  9. Write a silly message.
  10. Write who you’re tagging.

My Answers to the Handwriting Challenge

Hopefully my writing isn’t too messy or difficult to read. If you have trouble reading my answers, let me know which ones and I can type them either in my replies to your comments or in the body of this post.

As you can see, my handwriting is mostly cursive with some printed letters. I learned how to write in cursive between 4th and 6th grades. (At least, I think that’s when learned it…? Either way, it was a long time ago!) As I’ve gotten older, it’s evolved into what it is now. Even on a to-do list, I might start off writing in print, then subconsciously move into cursive or a mix of the two.

My Nominees for the Handwriting Challenge

Even though I listed my nominees in my handwritten answer, I’ll type their names below as well. If you’re on the list, please know that you aren’t obligated to accept the challenge if you don’t have the time or interest. It’s just my way of letting you know I was thinking of you. And if you do accept this challenge, I look forward to seeing your handwriting!

  1. S.J. Higbee
  2. Faith Rivens
  3. Joanna Maciejewska
  4. Victoria Grace Howell @ Wanderer’s Pen
  5. Zezee @ Zezee With Books

How about you? What does your handwriting look like? How would you answer any of the challenge’s questions? Also, if anyone has experience with graphology or handwriting analysis, what would you say my handwriting “says” about me?

22 thoughts on “The Handwriting Challenge

  1. You have gorgeous handwriting! I can write somewhat decent looking script if I tried, I guess, but I can never be bothered and I’m always impatient to get the thoughts down, so most of the time my writing looks like chicken scratch that I only I can decipher πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks, Mogsy! I always thought my handwriting was a little messy, so I’m pleasantly surprised on the comments that have come in so far. Then again, it seems like everyone thinks their own handwriting is awful!


  2. Thanks for the tag!
    I like your handwriting, it’s very curly. It took me a while to read it though because I’m not good at reading script sometimes, which means I sometimes have to puzzle out my own handwriting because it’s a mixture of script and printed letters.
    By the way, I also like owls, though I sometimes think them scary when they do that 360-degree head turn (lol). A lot of my jewelry have owls on them, and the hummingbird is the national bird of Jamaica. I saw one for the first time couple years ago (maybe 4 or 5 years) flitting around the flowers growing beside my friend’s gate. I was so amazed.

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    • Thanks, Zezee! And don’t worry, I know the feeling about having trouble reading your own writing sometimes. Happens with me, too. πŸ˜‰

      I’ve always been fascinated by owls. In fact, I have three owl figurines on my “writing desk” (a.k.a. dining room table) and a necklace with a small owl pendant. They’re beautiful creatures, and I love how they symbolize wisdom and “seeing in the dark,” both literally and figuratively speaking.

      That’s so cool! I didn’t know the national bird of Jamaica is the hummingbird. πŸ™‚ When my parents used to live in my hometown, we would see hummingbirds in their backyard all the time in the summer, mainly at the humminbird feeder in the backyard.

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  3. Messy? I can READ your handwriting, Sara, which is more than can be said of my own at times. I learned to write with an old style pen and ink in an Irish school, but years of word processing seem to have erased that skill from my brain!

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    • *lol* Like I said, everyone seems to be very critical of their own handwriting, however neat or messy it might actually be.

      Btw I completely agree with you on technology’s impact on handwriting. My brother rarely writes anything manually because he prefers to type. So when he hates having to sign documents by hand, and his signature shows his frustration – because it’s almost impossible for anyone to read it!

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  4. This is a really cool tag! You have pretty handwriting and thanks for tagging me! My handwriting is chicken scratch so I’ll definitely have to type a translation haha.

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  5. Owls and hummingbirds are adorable. Maybe I just love most birds in general, they’re so graceful and free.
    I’ll have to do this tag soon for Nandini too; I hope my handwriting will be legible. I like your cursive writing style, btw!

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    • Aren’t they? πŸ™‚ And they’re so different in appearance, yet what makes each bird so unique is also why it’s beautiful.

      That’s right! You were tagged on the challenge, too. I’d love to see what your handwriting looks like when you get around to it.

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  6. You have a very nice handwriting, Sara! I was also happy to see cursive which seems to be a dying art (much to my dismay). As a curiosity, Polish children learn to write cursive in the first grade (so at the age of 6-7), so for us it’s natural to write this way. We only use print for headers, important notes and so on.
    I also need to apologize that I’m only getting to this challenge now – I promise to post mine soon!

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    • No worries! I know you’re still catching up on things. There is never a rush when it comes to doing blog tags. πŸ˜‰

      Where I went to school, we started learning cursive in 3rd or 4th grade (when I was 8 or 9 years old). So I wasn’t as young as you were when I started learning how to write that way, but still fairly young.

      And I also don’t see as many people writing in cursive now. My younger brother refuses to write that way. Then again, maybe it’s because he’s a guy…?

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      • I always thought that it’s because in the US it’s not taught as the way to write, but as something forced on later. So the attitude is “why would I even learn it?”.
        I guess it’d be similar to teaching children how to use a calculator prior to teaching them how to do math on their own. (Or teaching them how to drive an automatic transmission instead of a manual. πŸ˜‰ )

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