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Disclaimer ~ 2009-06-02
I have not been blogging for many reasons. However, there is one reason that really should not be a reason. At least not in my opinion. My perfectionism and my lack of skill in the grammar department. So, here it is – a Disclaimer of sorts.
I am not well schooled in the nuances of grammar or spelling departments. Unusual for someone who reads so much, but true all the same. I find inspiration and joy in writing for the pure utility of it as well as the art and creative nature of words strung together. You will find typos here, you will find sentence structures that may make you cringe. You will also find genuine love of the written word and a mind that wishes grammar and spelling perfection could be obtained. However, I have accepted that my mind does not work that way and at this point in my life I do not have the time or inclination to study up. I need to accept that it does not mean that I am less intelligent or that what I have to say is less valuable. I am not going to let the lack of skill in this arena be a barrier to hanging out here and doing my thing. I hope you won’t either!
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Ditto. I’m no grammar goddess and my mistakes are legendary. BUT, I enjoy blogging and other people enjoy my blogging and just I decided to do the best I can. Your blog makes for enjoyable reading and I’d rather read a mistake or two than nothing at all. Keep it up!
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 12:00 pm
What Margene said. ;o)
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 12:10 pm
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 12:13 pm
Yes, blog more!! Spelling be damned! I miss you
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 1:20 pm
Laura A says:
My mom is a grammar and spelling genius. I am not.
She still edits my stuff (even, occasionally my blog posts).
Alas. If only perfection was possible for us all.
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 2:25 pm
I say “eff perfectionism!” (How’s that for inarticulate. Or maybe very articulate!) It’s always a happy day when I see “The Bookish Girl” pop up in Bloglines. More!! xoxo
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 2:57 pm
There are few things in life that are truly important. Perfect grammar is not one of those areas. I never read your blog posts and thing “oops – there’s a mistake!” I’m always just happy to read your posts and be able to hear your voice in my head. Miss you. xoxo.
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 3:32 pm
Rock on with your writing – it is wonderful. I truly hope no one has given you crap for your grammar or spelling ferchristssake. I submit that I am usually too tired and bleary eyed to correct/notice my own grammar and spelling, and therefore readily forgive similar traits in others (assuming I am conscious enough to notice them at all).
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 4:18 pm
This was stopping you? Silly rabbit. Did someone say mean things? You want me to beat them up for you?
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 4:26 pm
Did something happen? ‘Cause you were blogging quite well before unencumbered by grammar angst. I have to say that whatever deficiencies there are in your grammar and spelling must be minor enough that my picky perfectionist mind hasn’t noticed. Keep writing! I wouldn’t subscribe to your feed if I didn’t find you interesting.
Comment - June 2, 2009 : 11:31 pm
I agree with Nancy whole heartedly -I think you have great grammar!
Comment - June 3, 2009 : 7:09 am
my grammar and spelling are pretty good. but my writing is awkward and stilted and i find writing to be extremely difficult and i feel that it shows in my blog posts.
i think that the fact that you can write is more important than being able to spell or construct a proper sentence.
Comment - June 3, 2009 : 7:49 am
Blog on girl!!! I hope this wasn’t brought on by some twat that made a rude comment or something and if so I hope you told them to BUGGER OFF!!!
Comment - June 3, 2009 : 8:14 am
here here!! dude, i am TERRIBLE at writing. but i blog anyway – funny because I totally cringe, too, thinking that some grammar genius is going to be scoff and close the window shut. oh well, that type of person doesn’t have to read my blog anyway! can’t wait to see you start blogging again!! hee!
Comment - June 3, 2009 : 11:33 am
Seanna Lea says:
Practice makes perfect. At least that is what I tell myself. If I just waited for my skills and grammar and spelling to all be top notch I would never get any of it done!
Comment - June 3, 2009 : 1:03 pm
Who cares about spelling and grammar when you wrote so eloquently about the “sense of food”? That was one of the most engrossing posts I’ve ever read!
Comment - June 3, 2009 : 4:33 pm
I am one of those grammar sticklers…but I like blogs that are conversational. I will admit, there are blogs I’ve stopped reading because the spelling and grammar are absolutely cringeworthy. Clearly you are not in that number. Seriously, I haven’t noticed.
Comment - June 4, 2009 : 10:27 am
I do consider myself a perfectionist and I’m GREAT at grammar and spelling. And yet STILL I find mistakes in my posts! I don’t let it stop me, and I’m known for reading a post the next day, cringing, and then fixing the redundant word, the misplaced comma, whatever. Life goes on. POST MORE!
Comment - June 7, 2009 : 8:25 am