I need to rant

I have to say something—I simply can’t hold it in any longer.

I cannot STAND it when people use horrible grammar and spelling in Facebook or Twitter posts. Yes, yes, I understand trying to keep things short and using a “L8R” here and there. That’s not what I’m talking about.

Misspelling words—simple words you’ve known since grade school—just shows a laziness and lack of care for things you do. It’s unprofessional. Facebook is a social site, yes, but what if your employer reads this? Don’t think for a second that employers don’t screen the facebook profiles of potential employees. Heck, as a pageant judge I’ve used it to “pre-screen” the contestants.

The internet is a public forum. Present yourself accordingly. I don’t mean to imply you’ll never make a mistake, but please, if what you have to say is really worth saying—take the time!

Ok, my rant is over and I’m suddenly feeling much better. 🙂

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  • I just wanted to say that I completely agree with you! It irks me to no end, especially when it comes to words such as “your” and “you’re” and other such instances. There is no reason why a person can’t take the extra thirty seconds to re-read what s/he is about to post or share. I know I always do! And yes, sometimes slip-ups happen, but there is no excuse for poor grammar when it occurs 98% of the time.

    On a different note, I like the new layout of your website. And maybe sometime I can pick your brain about setting my own up and not just having the standard blog setup. 🙂

  • I agree with you – I can’t stand the misspellings and weird abbreviations that people use. Sometimes I think the excellent grammar of years gone by has truly fallen by the wayside.