Is proper grammar and punctuation too much to ask for?
Today, while browsing Facebook, I came across an editorial/blog on the huffingtonpost.com about social media and it’s role in recruiting. While reading this article I noticed, quite easily, the multiple grammar and punctuation errors. After reading the article I posted a comment giving my points of view and ended my comment pointing out the errors. The author of this editorial then proceeded to respond to my comment much like you would expect a 7th grader to spew out some nonsense, asking me if I was perfect and giving me a link to some bullshit blog, which no doubt was filled with grammatical errors just to annoy the smart folks. By the way, I didn’t read this blog, as I find it incredibly hard to read an article about grammar and punctuation from a woman who doesn’t know how to use it herself. I mean really, at this point she’s losing more and more credibility as the minutes pass by. Anyhow, I then responded with the following:
“I am in no way perfect, however if I was submitting an article for the entire world to read then yes, I would absolutely 100% be perfect with my grammar and punctuation. Take it as a learning lesson for the future and maybe have it go trough at least two other “fresh” eyes and stop being so defensive. The content of your article was interesting and started a conversation about the TOPIC, yet you want to act like a child. This isn’t the high school newspaper sweetie, expecting proper grammar and punctuation out of an article that will be viewed world wide isn’t too much to ask for.”
I mean honestly, if you are going to post an article on the INTERNET for the entire world to see don’t you think you would save yourself the embarrassment and have your article proofread at least twice? Isn’t it our responsibility as “bloggers” to at least respect our readers enough to give them proper grammar and punctuation? At what point do you hold yourself accountable for your mistakes? It’s ok to admit them, we all have faults!