I’m supposed to be working on a memo right now. I even “rewarded” myself with pizza for lunch for working so hard on the memo before lunch. But there comes a point in memo writing where you’re supposed to bold things. Maybe not in all memo writing, but in memo writing here.
So, I write this ridiculously long thing that includes every possible scenario under the sun all of which are very unlikely to pass and I spend all day crafting it and then I feel like I bold the ten sentences anyone actually needed to read and… so… why didn’t I just write those ten sentences in the first place?
And, if I had just written those ten sentences, would I be asked to bold key phrases?
Hey, you know, I could whittle it down to Do blah blah blah what blah blah blah I blah blah blah say.
No, but the point I wanted to make is that I don’t understand the philosophy behind bolding things. Do I bold the important points? Do I bold only the things I want people to not be able to claim they didn’t read? Can I bold a whole sentence?
And some people make their bold words difference colors. Is this just showing off or is there a difference between a word bolded in the color of the rest of the text and a word bolded in its own color?
Are there people for whom bolding comes naturally?