Thursday, August 11, 2011
Don't #$#!$# at me!
So today I'm linking up with the WORLD famous Mama Kat's writing workshop. She sends out prompts and every Thursday you can link up. I always WANT to do this, but it seems like I always remember on like, Saturday.
So the prompt I chose was an opinion post (I know, me? Express my opinion? Really?). Anyway, the assignment is to write about how I feel about cussing in blog land. Acceptable? Unacceptable? Do I keep reading?
The short answer is that it is unacceptable, and I do not keep reading. And it's not just because I'm a Christian. I love the Lord, and yes, I still curse sometimes. I am FAR from perfect. I know I've even cursed on my blog. I just think having it as a regular part of speech is tacky. I'm talking about taking the Lord's name in vain, dropping the "f" bomb every other sentence, and things like that.
I do not write "professionally" on my blog; but I try not to offend anyone. I don't always stick to perfect grammar, after all, it is MY blog. I'm not a stickler for punctuation rules, and I use as many exclamation marks as I want, thank you very much!!! And I KNOW that annoys some people. But I don't think it's the same of offending someone by using foul language.
And it's kind of a bummer, because I have stumbled on some really. good. blogs. that I just couldn't keep reading because the language was SO foul. So there you have it. My opinion. I'm sure many will disagree; that what makes the world go 'round. I won't even say it's "unprofessional": Just because you have a blog doesn't mean that you are a professional writer, or even claim to be. However, surely you can find other adjectives other than "f" bombs.
Thanks for the awesome ideas every week Mama!
Now YOUR turn.....go to Mama's Losin' It and link up!