I have decided to listen to my own advice of "it's your blog, write what you want" for once! I am always telling people this when they are pondering whether to write about something a little different or if they are considering placing adverts on their blog and don't think people will approve. Because I really feel that is the main beauty of blogging - it is your space and you can write and do as you please... to a point of course.
I have had Makeup Savvy and been beauty blogging for little over 2 years now and can 100% say that I truly love it. I love beauty products, I love taking the images, I love coming up with post ideas and writing them down in my little red polka dot notebook, I love all the friends I have made through beauty blogging and the daily chats I have with other beauty bloggers. I could go on but I think you get that I love most aspects of blogging!
But there are also things I don't like. Like my constant confusion between different image file types, receiving so much junk email, HTML, the drama that goes on between bloggers on twitter, how bloggers honesty is constantly questioned if they receive PR samples etc etc. However I can put all that to one side as it really is just the nature of blogging. But there is one thing that I really dislike and that is when readers (most bloggers themselves) pick out flaws in others or try to correct them on mistake. I dislike seeing it and I also dislike it happening to me.
We all have flaws and my flaw in the blogging world is my grammar. It's as simple as that. But hey ho... it is not the end of the world! I think my content is quite good and I love taking nice, clear images of products and giving honest reviews. Yet on quite a regular basis I receive comments and e-mails highlighting that my grammar is on the poor side. Sometimes it's in a 'I really do love your blog, but...' way, other times it's in a 'your grammatical errors piss me off' way, but however it is phrased my heart sinks a little when I read it as I just don't know how to reply or how to even react really.
I could reply with why grammar is my down fall, explaining how in high school I had a drama teacher for an English teacher who made it her personal mission to 'bring me out of my shell' which did the total opposite and resulted in me dreading English lessons and learning practically nothing for 3 years. But what is the point? The person that commented on my grammar wouldn't care and it would only come across as being very defencive. OR I could apologise for the bad grammar (which I have done in the past) and thank them for highlighting which areas I need to change. Then re-edit the blog post, messing up the HTML in the process, and correct the mistake. But again that person still wouldn't be happy, they wouldn't go back, re-read the post and nod in approval. They just don't want my bad grammar to exist.
But the truth is I never reply because if I did I would be with 'I DON'T GIVE A SHIT (but please take this in the nicest way'. Which of course wouldn't be received well at all!
Some people are more helpful than others and have suggested things such as writing my posts in Word which would obviously help or get someone to proof read them (not sure anyone would want to do that daily?!). But at the end of the day this would just make the process of writing a post even longer, when as I say it doesn't really bother me if I have the odd mistake here and there in a blog post. As long at it is legible then I am happy!
Do I have a conclusion? No, not really... I just wanted to get this off my chest as I have received countless comments and emails now and have never actually mentioned it here on my blog. I guess I just wanted express my sadness and dislike for people that do pick flaws in others. I won't be cliche and say that flaws are what make people unique but it is part of being human - we all make mistakes, we all have flaws and that is just the way it is.
So in a way there is a conclusion to my little rant.
If you are someone that notices my spelling mistake or grammatical errors, or if you have previously left me a comment or sent me an email about it. Please do try to care less and remember that there are much bigger problems in the world than a blogger with a passion for makeup incorrectly using 'were/where' or typing 'should of' instead of 'should have'.
I really do hope this hasn't come across as too negative. I just felt I had to get this off!