First Nephi 19:1-7
Using metal plates as a record probably took a lot of work and a lot of time. It also implies that your writings are going to last far longer than you are. This would instinctively color your words. Certainly one would be more mindful when writing something assumed to be permanently available to future generations. You would want to write your valuable lessons and sacred experiences, as Nephi did. Lets follow Nephi's example and write sacred things for the knowledge of those who come after us, and let's make it widely known while we still live.