I'm specifically talking grammar here. If you write something that the masses will read...or even ONE person, would you want to know you made a grammatical error?
My mom, sisters & I are big spelling/grammar/punctuation nerds. Actually, it's just 1 of my sisters...sorry other one...you know who you are. ;-) (She knows we tease & she's super smart & some people think she's funny!) ;-)
Anywhoooo, even on this blog, I know I'm guilty of writing the way I talk. Starting a sentence with "but" & "and" ...using lots of (...) instead of commas...mostly because it makes me look cool. ;-) ...but I'm doing it on purpose. What if someone truly doesn't know they've made a mistake, even just a simple one?
No one likes criticism...or to be critiqued. But even if it'll hurt my pride for about 2 seconds because I should've known better, I'd want to know. As a side note, I also want to know if I have food in my teeth or a booger hanging out of my nose. Again, I'd do a 2 second OMG mini-freak out from embarrassment but then I'd be fine.
Now, I'm not talking about contacting the news stations when something on their news story is misspelled (b/c that actually happens pretty often), but I'm talking about friends, family, teachers, your super close internet friends who also write blogs & you pretend are your besties. :-)
I read things all the time where someone hasn't used the right form of "I" or "me"... For example: "My sisters and me are going to the store." WRONG! Or, "My friends & I's plans have changed." Really? Surely I'm not the only one who cringes when reading that!
A while back, I saw a poster at school that a teacher made & it basically looked like this:
My friend shared this on Facebook this morning & I thought it was so fitting for this post...
In the end, you're probably not gonna get anything from me unless you're my sister or if you've asked me to proofread something for you. Mainly because I don't want you to hate me. :-)
Do you cringe when reading stuff on the internet? Would your friends want you to tell them they made a grammatical error?