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15 Dec 2021

Writing Style: A Pet Peeve

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Really I try to be positive here and I hope that when I suggest something that would be well received rather than bruising feelings in improving blog posts. It's a learning process and I can tell you improving my writing skills has been life long. I continue to improve my writing skills today and I certainly welcome any feedback that improves my writing style.


I realize the site can be temperamental. Sometimes I go proof read my blog and make changes several times. I want it to be easily read and understood by our friends here. So I have to go back and edit in paragraphs sometimes.


I have to share with you all that when a blog does not have paragraphs, to me it appears as what those English major types call "stream of consciousness".

Maybe it's my A. D. D. But it comes across like something William Faulkner or Virginia Wolfe would write.

Undeniably great authors, yes but you would probably also enjoy Bee Bop and Dadaism, all contemporaneous forms of expression of the era if you enjoy that writing style.


So please take pity on me and my a.d.d. and consider using the paragraph form. I'd be sure to always read them and not skip them.

With sincerity and care, I. R.

Comments

mrbrklyn

Level 4

What I am struggly to understand is blong entries that amount to a picture of a postit note, hand written. I fail to understand the logic of it.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Please don't bully our membership Mr. Brooklyn. We each contribute in our own style. My Mama always said if you can't say something nice about an individual, don't say anything at all. I've seen people bullied into quitting here. How does that help anyone.

AC coin$

Level 6

Each member is entitled to his/her communication and writing styles. Once you pay your membership, You choose if you blog, or post, or upload materials in your preferred style and without stumbling upon ANA's regulations. Many enjoy my way of exposing My appreciation for different currencies. That's My style. You can write long theses without saying anything and that's another style. In a free society, expression is paramount. God bless you all. Be safe!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I believe that the gentleman who contributes that style has very limited internet service

Kepi

Level 6

I don't like those L-O-N-G one paragraph blogs ... Makes me loose interest. This on the other hand is an excellent blog! ; )

It's Mokie

Level 6

I usually do mine in word than paste them to our blog, that way the paragraphs are preserved and the blog is more legible.

Long Beard

Level 5

Great subject to discuss. In ways, we follow the same basic principals, or rules if you will. Subject or topic aside, the first step is research. And not from any source beginning with "wiki". Every one has their own style, which is how it should be. For me, I read other blogs and pick them apart to see why I'm so drawn in to read them and apply that to my own style. Finally, for length, some are long some short. In either instance I try and use just enough to convey the subject/topic to keep it interesting all the while leaving the reader to do some further research if they are curious.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

I try to proof read my blogs. Thanks for the advice!

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Yeah, I noticed you have to go back and add the paragraphs. I try to do it as soon as I post the blog, but sometimes I forget.

Longstrider

Level 6

I agree, run-on blogs drive me crazy. I have also find it helpful if I read my blog aloud. You do just fine. Welcome back!! Thanks.

AC coin$

Level 6

Good blog for all . Great words from great authors and, yourself.

AC coin$

Level 6

Your blog and your w ords are always brilliant, great advise .

I use paragraphs, but when I type a blog and try to make the paragraphs not touch each other (enter, enter), it always just makes them stick together. I really like spaced apart paragraphs.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

You have to go back in and edit the paragraphs sometimes. I had to go back in for this blog to make it look right. It's a pain I know, but we are writing for each other, not ourselves.

Golfer

Level 5

Yes, paragraphs and form are important. This site sometimes is difficult to get blogs looking better.

Mike

Level 7

You write just fine. I do what you do easy to read. Just tell the story the coin is telling. This way it's not one technical blog. Thanks for the advice we all need improving.

"SUN"

Level 6

Good advise. I like to see paragraphs and not blogs that are long

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