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.