Monday, March 23, 2009

Pet Peeves

Do you know what I hate? When people try to write a post in the style of Carrie Bradshaw. WTF people? She’s not even real!!!! If you are going to try and emulate someone, why not choose a REAL writer.

Don’t get me wrong; I love Sex & the City as much as the next person but I’m sick of reading post after post of people who try and write/ponder like the character. Just get real with me people. I don’t care if you are a bad writer. I’m not reading to judge you’re writing, I’m reading because I like you. Stop with the façade.

Thankfully most people I read and comment on don’t do this, but there are a few that get under my skin and I’m very close to unsubscribing.

Also while on the topic of writing, do you know how people will write a post and then a type a word but there is a line through it and then type the “real” word next to it? For the life of me I cannot figure out how to put a scratch through a word. Can anyone tell me how to do this???


Karen said...

Use the "strike trough" font.

I basically write how I speak. I don't know what it means to write like Carrie. I just hope I don't do it.

erin - heart in ireland said...

I've also always wondered how to do the strike through also!

I'm the same - I read people's blogs because I like them and they seem to have fun lives and write about fun things. I know my writing style is like I speak - so it can be alll over the place and long!