My blog’s regular readers might notice something different with the tagline (or they might not at all, but I can dream). It now says, “A blog about college, about grammar, about life.”
Brief explanation: My blog needed a more specific focus. While I think my life is funny, sometimes I run out of things to write about and end up spewing nonsense at you that doesn’t really add any value to your life. Am I right?
Then I was thinking about how silly little things like capitalizing random words and mixing up your/you’re makes me want to smack everyone with an elementary grammar book. (That’s a bit extreme.)
A picture my friend K sent me describes myself (and her) pretty well.In a completely non-judgmental way, of course. It’s just how I’m programmed. I hear grammar mistakes. I see them. I dream about them. Sometimes I wish the mistakes would just go away and let me lead a normal life.
Suddenly, I had my focus. In addition to my spring semester lessons and random picture Sundays, I’m introducing a new regular post: the grammar series. People always tell writers to write what they know, and what do I know better than grammar and AP Style? (Nothing. Absolutely nothing.)
The Grammar Series will have tips for correct grammar, punctuation, and AP Style. It’ll be full of examples and nifty little tricks, but still keeping up with the sassy, sarcastic tone I’ve set for this blog. I mean, nobody wants to read a textbook when they go online to read a bog. (“This is a comma. This is where you put it,” just won’t cut it.)