Yes, this means I am printing out my favorite blogs and making a collage of them. I think that may take me way into the creepy zone, and I really don’t want Sophie Oak to take out a restraining order against me. Actually, this blog is about writing blogs. Kind of stupid, but I am watching Kevin Smith’s Burn in Hell video, and I am feeling kind of goofy.
I know that my writing skills are that of a fifteen year old girl, but I like to think that at least I am saying what I feel. I do not ass kiss or lie in my blogs. If I say something then it is what I believe. If I am remembering something, maybe I am a little fuzzy on the details, but I do try and write it the way I remember it. Perspectives from each person will be different. I may remember something one way and someone else remembers it differently. I am fine with someone else writing a counter to my blog and yes, if you write it we will post it—unless you are being disrespectful to either us or authors.
Now, on to the next part of this blog.
I have been told that I am a good blogger. I don’t see it that way. I know I have issues with a language that I have spoken my entire life. I write exactly the way I speak. If you have ever talked to me in person or on the phone, you know that I leave words out and get things jumbled up. I once had a teacher tell me that it was a sign that my mind worked faster than my mouth could process it. I just think all my wires are a jumbled mess.
I will never claim to be an author or even a good blogger. I can only say that I try to be coherent and that I am hoping I’m making my point clear enough that people understand me. If an editor ever read my blogs, they would probably have a heart attack. I am sure that if Christie Von Ditter reads my blogs, she’ll need a drink first.
As I write them, my friend ‘spell check’ is fixing the fact that my fingers always write hte instead of the. I know it is strange but, for some reason, it is almost always typed that way. There are a lot of words I do that to and usually they are the simplest ones. The other fun thing that happens when I am typing is that word loves to underline all my sentence fragments. I do not feel as bad about these because I know of at least one author who has had this problem. I will not name anyone (for a price). I rarely fix my fragments. I figure if you can’t understand what I am saying then you probably shouldn’t read my blogs in the first place.
Now, my biggest nemesis is (can we all say it together) punctuation. I rarely use anything but periods. Hell, sometimes I forget to use them. When Luna reads my blogs, she loves to tease me about commas. Luna will be the punctuation police on these blogs because she loves it. I hope she has a lot of time on her hands because it may take her forever to get through all my jacked up blogs.
At this point, I have written 22 blogs. The only thing I have found is that I am a wordy bitch. I never thought I would be able to put 20 words together but for some reason I don’t seem to be able to use less than 700 or so. It seems that I like to blab. I know that is not a shock to several people. Normally, I am a shy kind of person. I don’t like crowds and, if you ask me to speak in front of people, you best have a trash can handy because it could get messy.
I am not sure why I am able to put so much down in a blog. Maybe it’s because, to me, it is more like a letter to myself. I really don’t think anyone will be reading it so it is easier for me to try and explain my thoughts on different subjects.
After, I write my blogs I send them to the other Administrators and to my Beta. They read them and, really, no one has said much about them. I am hoping that it’s because they aren’t too bad. I am sure that before we publish them, they are going to pick them apart and let me know what to fix or just edit them for me (fingers crossed).
Do you blog? Have you ever thought about it? Have you ever found that you can do something that you never thought would be possible?