A hot button subject
In my last post, I talked about one way to get comments – today, I have an example. This morning, I took the rare step of making a comment on another blog. (Okay, I confess it’s not so rare – I’m not an indiscriminate commenter, but I’m not one to hold back either.)
The subject was one too near and dear to my heart not to say something – it was about grammar rules and when to (gasp) throw them out the window, so to speak. It was written by a blogger for whom I have great respect and who has great insight. Amy Harrison wasn’t saying the rules are bad, she was just pointing out the difference between ad copy and copy that gets you an A in English. As a writer and and editor, I’m generally a stickler for the rules because they generally exist for a reason. When used correctly, they work as friendly traffic cops keeping your sentences moving. Amy’s point was that people get so hung up on the rules that they waste time and drag down the copy. This could be true. At the very least, her post got my attention and made me think about what I think about that.