My Head Hurts With The Writing That Goes On
We are supposed to be a group of designers / creative writers / photographers / some programmers....... whatever we are, we claim to be people that are at the forefront of visual communication. Whether it is geared toward emotion, information, artistic attitude, whaaaaaaaaaatever!
We come here to offer help, ask for help and discuss the latest or the oldest of design and communication skills or whaaaaaaaaaatever!
Educated and here to educate.
Damn if there isn't a population of mis-spelled words, incorrect grammar, spelling and diction with a lack of correct punctuation, mechanics, composition, sentence unity and emphasis.
Think about it. I am not some old man on the rag. You people, regardless of age, are responsible for communicating your thoughts as well as your customers. They pay you, and sometimes pay you quite well to put their message in the minds of their constituency.
You can't use the excuse that "I am only posting on the Cafe" so why should I bother with writing skills here.............. because your customer could be reading your post, we read your post, the world reads your post. Besides, if you are developing habits that actually lead you into poor writing and communication on here, you are gonna slip. Spell check won't get it. You have to get it.
Lately, I have seen some of the poorest writing skills on here that I have ever witnessed.
Hey, I am not the best and have never claimed to be. But, you have to try. Reading some of these posts look like you could care less about your grammar, typing and spelling skills. The better you get, the more natural it all becomes. The more natural, the faster you are gonna pump your message out. That all leaves more time for creating and the more time you have for that, the better skillset you are going to have in that noggin of yours.
I am only saying this for your own good. Most won't finish this post, but I figure if I reach one or two of you, that's good enough. I would always wish for better, because I do carry a little wisdom with my age, but then, I was young once, too. God Bless ya, because there are some very talented people on here.
Just remember, it is kind of like going out to the grocery store and just throwing on some old sweats and a torn t-shirt not bothering to brush your teeth and topping it off with your favorite old hat cause you are only going grocery shopping. Rounding the corner with your full grocery cart you run into your boss, new client, new girlfriend.......... you get the picture!
I agree with you cappy, but I'm also guilty.
I think u r rite about that Cappy.
I actually find myself actually proofredding b4 i post 2 make sure its not 2 formle... Other than tht, yr bang on!
another guilty one here.. but i do try to write properly and will try harder..
One of my pet peeves is this whole L33tspeak that's on the web.
I try to write straight forward comments with some sense of structure.
But you're right, Cappy, you never know if a client or potential employer or consumer passes this way.
That has got to be the best laugh I have had in about a week, thank you.
Like so many others that partake in this forum I to am guilty of falling into some occasional lazy speak. When it comes to my spelling I make mistakes and typos all the time. If my spelling and typos are an issue that I feel needs attention I hand them over to a proofreader and an editor. When I am here I donít worry too much about either one of those things. After all I am here for fun.
While I may never leave the house or even start the day without brushing my teeth, I quite often wear my old sweats and torn tee shirt to the store seldom if ever do I wear a hat though. I donít worry much about running into my boss. I donít have one, other than me. I have from time to time run into a client and stopped to shoot the breeze for the most part they donít seem to mind that I have old sweats and a tee shirt.
Since this thread is about grammar and spelling and all that other stuff that most of us should have paid closer attention to in grammar school. I am compelled to point out your grammatical mistakes.
The first one is the way you have incorrectly used the Ellipsis. . . there should only be three and each of them should be separated by a space in order to be technically correct.
The second and most obvious are misspelled words, but whatever. Perhaps that is a skill set that more of us should work on.
On the other hand many of the posters in these forums are not British, American or any other nationality that claim English as a first language so mistakes should be expected and tolerated from them . . . imagine how many mistakes would we make should we try to post in Dutch.
Well, there goes my old sweats......