07 August 2008

I Don't Want to Get Pissy, But

OK. So first of all, I want to thank you if you are reading this. I think that most of you know how very, very pleasurable I find writing the blog, and how much I like the fact that you read. And comment. I especially like it when you comment because it means that this can continue to be a way for us to keep in touch.

But I am begging you--all of you--please don't criticize the grammar or the spelling in these posts. Part of the joy of writing in this format is that I don't have to worry so much about those internal editing voices. This is good for me. If I have to start worrying about you guys being the grammar and proofreading police, I'm not actually going to want to write any more. And I want to keep wanting to write. Also, please consider the following points:

1. You can bitch all you want about the content of my posts. That's great.

2. I wouldn't criticize your blog (if you have one, or if you were to have one), on the basis of your grammar, punctuation and spelling. I really wouldn't. That isn't my style.

3. I do try to proofread several times before I actually post. I don't always find my own mistakes. And sometimes I'm doing other things alongside the blogging, and I'm a little distracted. I am not trying to offend anyone's sensibilities. Not only that, but I DO think about you all a lot when I'm writing, and I try to produce content that most of you will like. And I try not to offend anyone either. So I am attentive to audience, whether you appreciate it or not.

4. You do not have to read the blog. Seriously. If it annoys you, or pisses you off, or bores you (Marcus), just don't read anymore. But please don't make me feel badly about writing. Reading is not a requirement of any of the relationships I have with any of you.

5. I am sorry that I don't have a sense of humor about this. But I really don't.

OK, that's it for now. My apologies for how un-fun and un-entertaining this post is--but sometimes a little editorial moment is necessary.

Thanks again for being my audience. I do appreciate it more than you can know.


qwanty said...

I'm sorry if my thump comment made you feel bad. It was not meant to be a statement on your spelling or proofreading abilities. Rather, it was meant to be a joke about Bruce Willis blowing himself (sorry Bruce -- the dad AND the Willis), and how very unappealing EVEN I find that to be -- all made possible by a fortuitous mis-poke of a key. In the future, I will keep all spelink relaitd humur tew myselk.

p.s. - I understand (vaguely) that tone and intent are difficult things to convey in a comment forum such as this. I hope you understand that I really am sorry if I made you feel bad.

Sad clown :(

KRD said...

Thank you for that heartfelt "sad clown", Qwanty.