Why Grammar Fanatics Make Blogging A Drag

laptop-2557571_1920Simply put: there are actual professional bloggers. Since they make so much money, their blog is polished, affiliate link ridden, perfection. Their grammar is exceptional, their posts are worthy of every boring writer award you can find. Those bloggers have to be perfect, all the time, every time.

I don’t.

I’m a blogger who makes little to no income. I’m just having a good time, a reaaaaally good fucking time.

So, can the professional bloggers back off a bit? I don’t care if my grammar is perfect and why are you grading me? That is the first thing people complain about with me, “well, your grammar sucks”.

I get a ton of heat already, your complaint that I started a sentence with “so” is where it belongs….. the suck it bucket.

PS being so serious and perfect all the time is bad for your health.

Why Grammar Fanatics Make Blogging A Drag


70 thoughts on “Why Grammar Fanatics Make Blogging A Drag

  1. I recently heard a discussion of the origins of the “RULES OF PROPER ENGLISH GRAMMAR”. It seems that the first serious effort in that direction was done by people (mostly, or all, male, English, upper class, university professors) who considered Latin to be the ultimate elegance of expression and wanted English to be more like Latin. The example cited was the rules against a split infinitive or ending a sentence with a preposition. Since neither of those things is even possible in Latin, they wanted to outlaw them in English. As for many others, the presenters put them down to later Grammar Police simply expressing their personal prejudices or claiming their own writing style as the right one. I strongly suspect that this is still true.

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  2. I’ve probably been an English teacher longer than some of your detractors have been alive. Please pass a hearty “Bite me!” on to them from me.

    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” ― Socrates

    I would say the same about grammar nazis…..

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  3. I think thats one of the reasons why I cant read the super professional blogs – something about the writing bothers me and feels so rigid and its no fun. If someone is writing their thoughts on something they should write it how their brain says it.

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  4. Ummm, do you really have folks who call any of you a slut or a whore for your blog writing or really attack you for your grammar? I’ve never really read bad grammar on your site or really bad writing? I don’t read blogs for the writing or the perfect grammar, I read to see what you have to say and to live a few experiences through you. God, I welcome folks to come to my blog and comment on my language, writing, spelling, grammar or call me a whore or slut! (Especially as I sit here with my kindergartener here on the floor beside me doing her homework). And,,,,I’ve even a pretty typical dude,,,so I’m waiting on the feminista’s to come after my blog sometime. I write for LiveFree2Sailfast.com if you want to come drop some knowledge on me!! Love your blog, going to reblog this post cause it resonates!

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  5. Thank you for this post. Sometimes I miss typing half my sentence. Lol. I’ll go back and fix it, later, if I remember. So thank you for being so relaxed about these things. I just type like I’d talk to a friend over coffee, I’m not in it for the money I’m just here to hang out and have some fun.

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  6. There’s writing and then there’s coversation which is a social behaviour which then evolves to conversational writing styles, which is simply saying what you’d say and not what you’d write. When I speak, I am tongue twisted all the time or confused, lol, as I age, sigh. So (Yay I started a sentence with it), tell them to shove it, and tell them to be conversational and grow a few friends.

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  7. So refreshing and true! Everyone has a different writing style and yours is unique to you. I like that you write because you enjoy it and let your personality shine through rather than try be like everyone else

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  9. I have four blogs, and they all cost me money because I have to pay annually for the domain names, BUT those blogs do NOT earn me a cent and I have spent hundreds if not thousands of hours publishing those blogs since 2010. The only ads are the ads WordPress runs after my posts and I don’t make any money off of those ads. If I want to get rid of WordPress ads that only benefit WordPress, I have to pay more.

    If someone gently points out a valid error that I agree with (emphasis on “I agree”), I’ll usually fix the mistake but I will NOT approve any comment that attacks me for poor grammar and/or spelling. I proof my posts once or twice after I write the rough draft. That’s it, and if a grammar Nazi doesn’t like the occasional typo or mistake, to quote Grace VanderWaal, my favorite singer-songwriter, in her own song, Light The Sky, “And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes.”

    Grace sang this song (that she originally wrote and performed on AGT in 2016 when she was twelve) at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Special Olympics in Austria to a stadium filled with thousands.

    Grace was 13 when she performed at the Special Olympics.

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  10. They sound like such “delightful” people. These “perfect” bloggers I’m sure often have to “stage” much of their life. I’d rather read about someone’s honest bad day, then someone’s somewhat unrealistic great day.

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  11. I now have a friend that is a professional editor that edits my Monday and Thursday posts before I publish them. I have actually learned a lot from working with her and now I make a lot less mistakes. If she didn’t offer to assist me, I would still be writing because I love it. Good bad or horrible. If you goal is to get a job and be professional, then that is what you have to present.Their problem, not yours.

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  12. Your writing seems authentic because you’re not hung up on perfect grammar. I have to chuckle when a commenter makes a correction of another commenter’s grammar. Correcting a fallacy is one thing, correcting a grammar “mistake” is another.

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    • I agree

      When it comes to context vs grammar, context wins every time over the missing or misplaced punctuation mark or tense error. Grammar errors can be corrected later or not. That should be up to the writer. If a reader is confused because of a missing comma, that reader can ask what the author meant to clarify the context.

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