I’ve noticed a few things about my writing style since I started this blog. I’m sure you don’t care, but I’d kind of like to record these observations for posterity:
- I have a hard time coming up with titles. Sometimes I try to be catchy with them, but mostly I just don’t care.
- I have a hard time coming up with ending for my posts. It always strikes me that most bloggers have nice endings that sum up the post while being snarky and giving a feeling of conclusion. I have a hard time with that. Mostly I just write to rant about something… when the rant is over, I have no clever conclusion. I wish I could just write, “Rant rant rant blah de blahdy blah. The End.”
- I am very self-conscious about my spelling and grammer – especially since so many of the blogs that I read are written by editors/real writers. At work, I have to write constantly – e-mails, presentations, marketing plans, etc. And I know that those are always written in proper English. On my site, I write kind of like I speak, and apparently I don’t spell things correctly when I speak. As if that makes any kind of stupid sense. (And yes, I know that I could just use spell check… but I am afflicted with a condition called Lazy.)
- I start an inordinent number of sentences with And, But, However, and Because. I guess this goes back to the whole writing like I speak thing. It’s annoying but somehow it works for me.
So, um, yeah.