My writing will never be considered proper and that ain’t gonna stop me. I have things to say and I’m gonna say em.
I skipped most of my high school english classes and slept through the ones I attended dealing with grammar and punctuation.
My English teacher just never connected with me.
She was older, boring, hung up on proper grammar and spent way to much time talking about the use and abuse of commas, verbs, colons, double negatives, periods and so forth.
I slept with my eyes open, day dreamed about playing golf or was fiddling with the girl next to me and never connected with all the stuff I did not know I was going to need to know to write properly.Go figure!
But, I can talk . . . I can read . . . .I’m intelligent . . . I understand a thing or two about a thing or two and therefore I write. If for some reason you are one of those proper kind of people and you’re appalled at the improper use of words and punctation in my writing – give me a break – I promise I wont come to your blog and say bad things about your thoughts and writings.
I do know this – I am getting better at writing. I’m working at it. I have plenty to say and a strong desire to improve. Therefore I am thankful for blogging and the incredibly gifted and highly trained writers contributing to the world of blogging.
Some of my favorites include:
Michael Hyatt – Michael is the Chairman of the board for Thomason Nelson Publishers. I suppose he should know a thing or two about writing. His personal blog is jammed pack full of incredible content that is relevant on so many levels that I can’t begin to do it justice. I suggest that you visit his site for more information
CopyBlogger – Brian Clark writes great copy and has been blogging since blogging began. In one of my favorite posts he deals with writing great headlines. If you want to increase traffic to your blog you should read this article. No kidding – click on the link and educate yourself – I dare ya!
Twisted Intellect – I enjoy style in blogging and particually enjoy the style of John Arnor G. Lom
300 Words a Day – The concept of 300 words a day inspired my writing. I figured what the hey – if this guy can write 300 words a day, then so can I. Thanks dude
Following these people and others has given me an incredible education and a license to bend – nah, break all the rules. Because what I have discovered is it’s ok to suck at writing, it’s ok to suck at blogging, at least in the beginning when no one is watching or following. I’m having a hoot learning real time while the rest of the world sleeps on. Keep sleeping world at least until I’m ready to sound the alarm.
Here are some writing (blogging) resources I’m enjoying
Ecto – text editor for mac users – I love mac
Thesis for WordPress – Excellent theme for blogging
Write Fast - How to write quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality
A Post Template – Understanding the structure of a post and having a guide of sorts to follow, helps to ensure that your content makes sense. You do want it to make sense write?
I’m curious if you’d be willing to share your resources with me. What do you know about writing that I should know? Please Share . . .
Only the Best,