After a recent read on a blog, I noticed something…and noticed it again on another, and another and another.
What comes at the end of a sentence when you are typing? Or, what did you learn?
I learned in middle school typing (which was done on the first apple computers with word processors) that after a period comes two spaces. And, after other punctuation, there is one space.
But now, I notice that people only put one space after the end of the sentence. This isn’t right? I can’t do it. My
finger thumb automatically hits space twice after every period. It doesn’t even think about it, it just does it! (And, it’s always my right thumb, too, incase you were wondering. I don’t double space with my left thumb).
So do I have to conform and change my typing ways? I’m such a non-conformist, but I keep hearing that “blog copy” should only have one space after the period at the end of a sentence. True?
What do you do? Two spaces or one? Is this a change or something new for you? Help. I need to know. But, remember that doesn’t mean I’m changing my ways.