Please tell me when I write like a fool, because I have no idea

I don’t know what to write about today. I am not a writer and I have no idea how to do it good well. If I have tricked you into thinking I am, then ravioli holy cannoli! Congratulations! You have finished this post early and now you may go visit your other internet friends.

I forget / mostly don’t know the rules of grammar and punctuation and all that other hullabaloo. Period in or outside parentheses? To who or whom? Not ending a sentence on a preposition…don’t get me started. Okay, I have already started. I know that banner I have on the left is breaking that rule, and I keep meaning to change it, but I always find something better to do. I am also a terrible speller. If I ever get married, I will be haunted by my Google search history. “Oh the words she doesn’t know how to spell!” he will sob.

Heartfelt conclusion: your encouragement has lifted my spirit. I have never been so affirmed that I could write, make people laugh or expound on something insightful. I knew I had too many thoughts to contain to myself (hence this online teepee). I just didn’t know I would have smart people with diverse backgrounds tell me that it works. I have a lot more to say, but I would rather end this post like Friends than Two and a Half Men. Wait — Two and a Half Men still exists…and I’m still writing…fiddlesticks.

Note to reader: Google did not pay me to mention them in this post.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted 03/01/2012 at 9:11 AM | Permalink | Reply

    You ARE a writer. And your Chris Farley reference is very much appreciated.

  2. Posted 03/01/2012 at 11:25 AM | Permalink | Reply

    1) Writing is easy. It’s just the willingness to do it regularly + the courage to put it out there where other people can read it. You have both.

    2) Nobody gives a shit about commas or prepositions or wherever the period is supposed to go. Make sure you turn on the spell check and think through the whole their/there situation and you’ll be fine.

    But …

    3) keep working the Tina Fey self-deprecating schtick. It’s pretty funny.

  3. Posted 03/01/2012 at 12:24 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I agree with Chad’s third point.

  4. Emily
    Posted 03/02/2012 at 9:04 AM | Permalink | Reply

    hasta lasagna! Don’t get any on ya!

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