I’m a lazy online person.
There are blogs I read religiously, but the rest of the time I flitter around like a drunken bumble bee attempting to work out if anything is actually going on in the big wide reading, writing and publishing world or is it just the usual shit rehashed. *Irony, I haz it.*
My stumbling around occasionally takes me past author sites, which is a very nice segue to my post of today about the dreaded online persona.
Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s been done to death. *Hence the irony thing.* However, I’m not interested in discussing authorzilla wankfests *this time*. Instead, I wanted to ask a question about something that always takes me aback.
That is, how do you feel when you read a post by an author which has spelling and grammatical errors in it?
Because as much as I realise blogging is meant to be a more informal way of interacting with fans and other writers, etc, as a reader I have to admit that I find it really off-putting.
Yeah, yeah, I know (again). Authors are not Gods, the pedestal thing sucks big time and I’m the last person who should talk about so-called writing skills, but still…
What do you think?