I have a million things to do (one would be finishing this site), but this is just too good to pass up.
There’s a “discussion” brewing on the latest entry of my personal blog. Things are getting a bit snappy, and I might have to step in the middle soon to police the arguments.
The post was actually simple. I just pointed out a few what-not’s in blogging (actually, I just pointed out my bloghopping pet-peeves), and obviously, got a reaction from some people. Most of the “interesting” stuff in the comments are written in Filipino, so for the benefit of those who don’t speak the language, let me sum it up for you: Some people can’t take criticism, to the point of even defending bad grammar. Cute, don’t you think? 😛
Quality writing is actually one of the more important aspects of a blog, well at least for me. Obviously, it’s not something that everybody puts importance to. But then again, blogging is a form of writing. You might not be the best writer, but it helps to at least make it grammatically correct for people to understand what you’re saying.
Probably it really is just a personal preferrence, but really now. Blogs are public, so the public reads them. Simply saying “I don’t care” when commented upon on bad grammar is simply selfish, if not condescending. It really annoys me when I try to read blogs with bad grammar, but it annoys me more when I get a snotty “It’s my blog, I don’t care” response after constructively pointing out a mistake in the blog or design. I don’t really see any good reason behind shutting constructive criticisms point blank except for childishness. True, the blog is the author’s. But being outright snotty doesn’t do any good. In my opinion, even if a criticism isn’t a praise for my work or writing, I think the person who pointed that out deserved thanks for being concerned enough to help me improve. But then again, maybe it’s just me.
Other quirks I have when blog-hopping are the usual blinky backgrounds, unreadable text, and migraine-inducing color schemes. How about you guys? Got any blog-hopping quirks?