So I don’t know how I find these things . . . and it’s always super-embarrassing on Monday to go back to work and to have to answer the question, “What did you do this weekend?” with, “I donated plasma, and I blogged” . . . but I have a lot of catching up to do (reading-wise AND writing-wise) and hey, it’s a hobby, right?
With that said, I don’t know HOW I stumbled across this, but I found one website that deals with grammar, which led me to several more, which led me to start doing searches online for even more. And the thing is, if these people can start a blog on the overuse of the word “literally”, or the rampant misuse of apostrophes, or the refusal to let the letters “I” and “L” grow up to be upper-case letters, or even (this one’s for Rach) the misuse and abuse of quotation marks, then why can’t I start a blog on a similar topic?
(Obviously, I’m not going to start one on run-on sentences!)
My two prime contenders for a topic would have to be the “loose/lose” thing (which seems to be popular–I found it here, here, and here, among other places) or the Michigan classic, pronouncing the word “across” with a “T” in it. (as in–I kid you not–“acrost”–pronounced like “acrostic”. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY DO THIS! BUT I HEAR IT ON THE RADIO AND EVERYTHING!)
Can I handle a second blog? Can the world handle me with a second blog?
Those aren’t the questions I’m asking, really. The ones I’m really asking are, “has someone else already done it?” and “if a second blog is inevitable, then should I save it for something that I’m more consistently passionate about, as opposed to grammar, where I follow the rules I like, and ignore the ones I don’t like?”
Stay tuned . . .
2 thoughts on “Stop me before I blog again!”
I found this post because of your link to my blog :). This is going to sound weird, but if you pick something that specific, you really do have to find it endlessly interesting to keep it up. To be honest, I’ve pretty much made every snarky comment that is makeable about a quotation mark error, now I’m just doing it because somehow I got fans…
I have one more to add..the incorrect use of the word your…as in “your going to the movies” when it should be “you’re going to the movies”. UGH…I even see this on business signage! They wont get a nickel of my money!