The 2K11 24/7 LXIV: Spelling, Blogging and Skills, oh my!

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Spelling is important. I don’t care if you don’t care about how you spell—SPELLING IS IMPORTANT. And grammar? Oh you’d better BELIEVE that grammar is too! If so many people didn’t botch it up, we wouldn’t have people like Grammar Girl or posts dedicated to people being irked by people publishing online while being unable to spell correctly.

I BESEECH you to make an effort to spell correctly. Here’s my comments on a few of the errors I see constantly that make me squirrely:

  • “Definitely” has no “a” in it. Anywhere. At all. Amazing, no?
  • “Sneak peek” are two words that rhyme. Surprisingly, rhyming words do not have to be spelled with similar endings! So “sneak peak” and “sneek peek” ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. 
  • The ever-prevalent confusion of your/you’re and they’re/their/there. You need to stop it. Now. This will straighten you out BUT good. 

It’s impossible to capture all of this madness in one post, but I hope that one day by the year’s end, I can produce something to contribute to making it a little less common!

It’s good to have people who keep you accountable when you’re blogging—to make sure that you’re putting quality content out into the bllogosphere, that your spelling’s correct… I suppose in short that they make sure that your blog continues to improve and thrive. NJ does this for me, sometimes—makes sure that I’m not totally screwing up each and every day. Thanks for that!

Other people have blog alliances, where they agree to support one another through advice, feedback and comments; there’s online forums where those of similar backgrounds can come together to share their thoughts and ideas. Gotta do what you can with what you have!

So there’s a ton of awesomeness coming up, but you’ll see more of that in my other blog. Until then, I have games to play and snacks to eat!

I’m out!

–case p.

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The 2K11 24/7 XXXIX: Less Talk, More Action!!!

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

You can talk all you want about the things you intend to do, but it’s meaningless unless you actually do anything about it! I definitely want to get the schedule for this blog back on track—the last while has seen me getting posts in with minutes to spare before midnight, and that’s not a practice I want to see becoming a regularity for my blog. The more I can get done ahead of time, the more time I can spend working on getting the blog more exposure, giving it a crisper look and making sure that it’s nothing short of a genuine, 100% effort at good blogging! So here I am, getting my ideas on paper (so to speak) so I can get back to getting quality posts about quality topics without worrying about missing anything due to last-minute rushes. I’ve been crafting this one in particular since what I’m told are the “wee hours” of the morning (though I do this so often that it just seems to be “normal hours of operation”, in my opinion) working on a few entries to get a handle on the flow of the blog. I’m thinking that it’ll be easiest if I ferry my ideas between a text file on my laptop and an ongoing email on my BlackBerry. I can make this work 🙂

So what’s keeping our protagonist up on an early Tuesday morning?

Entry 0001: Genesis.

Last updated on October 4th, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Okay, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

So I’ve promised for a while that I’d start a new blog with a new direction. But I had to stop and think about that one—there’s how many blogs on the Internet already about people and their lives that nobody really cares about? I mean, sure, many people of “Generation Please-Attach-a-Letter-Here-so-Social-Scientists-Can-Better-Label-Us” probably have multiple blogs:

  • The blog they use to keep up on downloads from other blogs.
  • Or the blog they use to trick their parents into thinking that they lead a wholesome, trouble-free life.
  • How about the blog they keep on lock down to get all emo with—whining, crying, moaning, groaning, all the fun stuff!

This won’t be any of those.

I was looking at my bank account balance one day and found myself trying to figure out where the hell all my money had gone. It also doesn’t help that I do enough of my transactions in cash so I can stash the change away for a rainy day.

So then it came to me! It was a glorious moment in the shower, and I nearly slipped and killed myself, but I’m okay, I swear! I need to make a blog about my life. A blog where I can rate and track what the hell happened since I obviously don’t know. All the crap I buy, the places I eat, the stuff I read! Yes. Yes, this will be excellent.

Stay tuned, all!

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P.S. Mom and Dad, as you’ll probably come across this blog as I grow in popularity and stature, yup, it’s pretty much all true. But don’t worry. If you have come across this, I’m probably reasonably wealthy by this point, so you don’t really have to worry.