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January 21, 2015

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Rant: A Blogger’s Writing (Plus Some Shoe Porn)

All pictures from @erikged from Instagram --- Edward Green Galway

All pictures from @erikged from Instagram – Edward Green “Galway”

It’s not so often that I go on a rant but every now and then something sets me over the top and I feel that must let it out. That being, I received a few comments on the blog yesterday that don’t actually upset me per se, but rather annoy me for how silly they are and how silly people can be. What really bothers me is that comments such as these make me feel that society can be so petty sometimes. That being, see the exchange of posts below: 

Commentator 1: “You should be a spelling snob too… or just spell check your writing. The spelling really weakens the strength of the classy aura you’re trying to put out there.”

My response: “Classy? How long have you been reading the blog? I am not a writer, just a person speaking my thoughts. Thanks for your feedback anyway.”

Commentator 2 (in response to my response): “Obviously you’re not a writer. “A new brand on the scene that “are” creating?” “Is” would be correct. “Relative to “it’s” price point?” Its would be correct. (this was my incorrect writing in the post that he was highlighting) And this is just for openers. I think you were absent on the day they taught grammar in grammar school…”

The first commentator may have been commenting genuinely. It’s hard to tell, especially as I don’t know how long he has been reading the blog. The 2nd was just being annoying. And I did not know there was such thing as “grammar school.” All I ever had was English class, which I absolutely hated (I was a Math guy). So, some of you will read this and agree with my feelings. Others will go on and argue that I do the same thing with shoes. But that is where you are wrong. I go on my own forum and talk about what I do and don’t like, but I don’t bother going up to people or commenting on other’s blogs and putting them down just for the sake of what they are doing that may bother me. That’s just a waste of time and time is a precious commodity that I don’t have enough of to waste. Clearly many do.

Alfred Sargent monks

Alfred Sargent monks

 

The real argument here is the fact that ‘who the hell cares’ if I make a mistake and don’t correct it, like when adding an incorrect apostrophe to ‘its’ or using ‘are’ instead of ‘is.’ It’s not like I don’t know these things. Come on people. Use  your common sense that you should have been born with. It’s that I write 50-60 words per minute that are flying off of the top of my brain and when writing like that sometimes things just come out (which are not caught by spell check) and I simply don’t have enough time, nor care enough (or at all) to go back and check my spelling/grammar. It’s not that important to me. Call it a bad attitude or whatever you want. But in life we all have our priorities and spell checking is not one of them for me. It is not like I am not writing a political essay in the NY Times am I? No, I am writing about shoes on a blog. 

Circle of shoes

I have had genuine people write a comment, or better yet an email, telling me why something was wrong and politely giving me the correct way of doing so and those people I completely appreciate as I will be the first to admit that my writing is not great. But for those that write petty comments, I feel that they are doing so 1. Because they have inferiority complexes and therefore feel the need to show superiority and/or 2. Because what they really want to say but don’t have the balls to do so, is “Justin, you are a f***ing twat.” If they said that, I would at least respect them more and probably laugh about it too. But to leave comments about using an apostrophe where I should not have? GET A LIFE PEOPLE! THIS IS A BLOG AND NOTHING MORE. SO DEAL WITH MY ERRORS OR DON’T READ THE BLOG!!! …… it is really that simple.

Thank you,

Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

J.FitzPatrick Wedgwood

J.FitzPatrick Wedgwood

 

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