A Gentle Slap on the Wrist?

November 18, 2008

Sabrina Dent’s bracing post on the protocol of blogging
has more of the knuckle duster approach…

and it has made me laugh.

Frankly, I have to idea who decides how one should behave
(or write, for that matter) on the Internet.
Somehow the “House Style” tome from the national newspaper where I
once spent many a happy hour wrestling with a Remington typewriter
offers little guidance on how to proceed.

What not to do is easy, however.

Don’t (as I have just done) go off into a semi doze and
post the same piece of encouragment to several bloggers
without changing the tone or even the words.

The horror that is “Copy and Paste” means that I write banalities
for fear that I should send some energetic “Billet Doux” to a stranger
and frighten the living bejaysus out of them.

This I have just pasted round the Facebook inter community.

“Just dropping by to say “Hello” from Dublin.

Your blog is really interesting and entertaining and the photos are first class.”

First time round it looks sincere; repeated, even I wonder why I’m writing it.

And I’ll certainly listen to Ms Dent’s advice on how to differentiate
between a “blog” and a “blog post”.

Having met a professional writer recently who hates the word


and all its works,

I have a lot to think about…

Fine Blue Aquilegia


3 Responses to “A Gentle Slap on the Wrist?”

  1. Granny J Says:

    Enough of the talk talk. Now, about that delphinium — a lovely picture, a wonderful shade of blue.

  2. Thank you. I think blue flowers are fabulous.It’s a columbine (Aquilegia) which flowers in Maytime. Do you have them in your gardens?

  3. DaviMack Says:

    Being married to a professional writer who blogs all the time, sometimes multiple times per day … I must laugh. 😉

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