Blogging is not writing. It’s graffiti with punctuation.

This is a quote from the movie Contagion. Elliot Gould plays scientist, Ian Sussman, in the film.

You want to know what I say to that statement. Bullsh*t!

As a contributor to a few organizations, I have the pleasure of working with editors and supporters that give me extremely useful and productive feedback that not only improves my writing, but my critical thinking skills. Admittedly, I love the quote because there are many bloggers who exhibit poor grammar, diction, syntax, and total lack or desire to EDIT. However, there are bloggers, such as myself, that constantly try to improve and use our blogs as a reference and a record of our learning, our musings, our mistakes, mishaps, and observations of the world. Okay, I’ll kick the soapbox to the corner now.

Last thing, what the hell does a scientist know about writing? I’ve met a good number of scientists that are not very articulate. Okay, okay, enough. I need to work on some writing deadlines (yes, it never (ever) ends). Playing catch up has been very difficult lately. As one of my favorite professors has reminded me about the nascent stage of any piece – you gotta turn on the faucet and let the brown water run!!

Let’s hope the plumbing is all right…

3 responses to “Blogging is not writing. It’s graffiti with punctuation.”

  1. Love to see you fired up Dorothy! Of course, you are so right. Anyone who thinks bloggers are illiterate hasn’t read your blog.

    1. Awwww, my dearest Rosemary! You’re the absolute sweetest. Seriously. There are so many bloggers in the world and I think its WONDERFUL BUT there are folks out there that make some sweeping generalization that bloggers aren’t writers. That’s simply not true. So, I may not have 100,000 subscribers but that’s not the point. I started blogging with the intent that my thought process and overall improvement is something that could be seen and shared with people that matter and want to engage with me. Thanks again for being one of those individuals. Hoping I see you soon, my friend!! 🙂

  2. […] The emergence of bloggers all over the world, many perceive blogging by many as “…Not writing but graffiti with punctuation“. However, the truly serious stick with it, learn from their mistakes, open to constructive […]

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