Intermittent blogging will be the norm, as you may have noticed. While bloviating is fun, having money in my pocket is more fun and devising ways of acquiring even more money—getting that piece of paper—is even more fun. Or something like that.
The cool thing about this medium is the feedback. Nearly all of mine is positive and even the negative is either very polite and constructive or very entertaining (or perhaps I’m just kinda warped).
The worst thing anyone ever said about me (that I saw) was on the Sean Hannity forum. After this good person posted a link to my Bush Lied Revisited missive there, some guy/girl submitted that I might need to take my English 101 and Philosophy 101 courses over again and posted a couple of out-of-context excerpts for demonstration purposes. But said person never came here to help a sista out. Am I that intimidating?
Almost never will I call another out regarding grammar or spelling. Mistakes are made. If I know a commenter, I might just correct any typos in my control panel without comment. My mom, one of the most literate persons I know, has posted here with a typo and I hooked her up. And, no, I’m not telling what her name is.
(One of my favorite silent Schadenfreude moments: posts correcting the grammar of another in which the word 'grammar' is spelled as ‘grammer.’)
This blogging thing is an exercise in informal writing. Step right up and get your healthy dose of occasional misspellings, Ebonics with necessary translation, split infinitives and sentence fragments—the latter three are often used on purpose. I get enough grammar grades in the essays submitted for my IT program, thank you very much. There, you can’t start a sentence with ‘but’ or ‘and.’ You aren’t even allowed to use contractions. (BTW, out of eighteen papers, two-thirds have earned Bs; the rest, As. Chalk it up to my chronic procrastination.)
Here, however, I’ll write in whatever manner that gets my point across. (That 'however' is pretty cool, dontcha think?)
As for the whole WMD/Kay/intelligence thing, I’ll have some red meat in the next few days, sentence fragments and all. Good night.