silly little stickler

As I’m new to the blogosphere, I’ve begun trolling around other people’s sites to find out what it is that everyone’s writing about and why. And I’ve been asking myself, will people even want to read my idle rantings when there is so much else out there to peruse? Just what is my noteworthy schtick?

So far, I’ve noticed that not a whole lot of bloggers out there are concerned with correct spelling or conjugation. They seem to be posting from the hip, editor be damned. And, as refreshing as this may sound to the stream of consciousness writer within, I simply cannot do this myself without wanting to cringe a little. I’m a stickler for good writing, and the editor is always on the job. (She simply won’t go away even when I want to give her the night off.) So, if you see a syntactically horrid sentence, or a misspelled word on my blog, do feel free to chastise me for it. I welcome such criticism. In return, I will try not to take myself or my writing so freaking seriously as to strive always for flawless perfection, and I will refrain from seeking the same impossibility in the other blogs I chance to read.

For the most part, I am thrilled with (and inspired by) the content of other people’s blogs. Everyone’s got their own heart song, and what a great medium to share it with the world. (Perhaps my schtick is more than just a persnickety editorial eye.) I’ve got a song to sing also. My voice may be a bit rusty, and my ideas are at times desultory and vague, but I’ll meander my way to a point. You’ll see.


5 comments on “silly little stickler

  1. mamadestroy says:

    I, too, am a stickler for grammar! I like to see my blog as a way to bring (hopefully) good writing into the public sphere without having to deal with the publishing industry, since my writing is not necessarily going to turn anyone a profit– it’s just important to me– so from that perspective grammar, properly constructed sentences, etc. are important (though this comment might be taken as evidence to the contrary). Good Luck to you.

    • Amber Hudson says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and agreeing with my sentiments on good grammar. I don’t know if I’ll ever turn a profit either, but it’s just good to be able to share my thoughts now and again. (And , I’m discovering, it’s quite a lot of fun!)

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  3. tygrlily says:

    Thanx for reading me Pennywise Poet (Like your name) I’m the same way when I write. I know my writing isn’t perfect, but if I notice a glaringly misspelled word or grammatically assinine mistake I love that WordPress gives me an edit key. So I just wanted you to know that your post really hit home here. Loved it. It sounded like I wrote it. (•:

    • A belated thank you for your thoughts and your like. As a product of a mother often telling me “Don’t write THAT,” I’m a glutton for the approval of others. And I very much enjoy reading your blog. Your writing is eloquently terse.

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