I had some email yesterday. Once sentence, direct and to the point: "You are a lousy writer."
Actually, I'm not sure it technically was a sentence - I think the "y" of "you" was lower case, and I am not sure there was a period at the end. The point was plain enough, though.
Considering that I have seven best-sellers and have been twice nomnated for the Pulitzer prize in Literature - oh, wait, that wasn't me. Sorry, got a little confused for a minute there..
As the intent of this web-site isn't gripping prose, my first reaction was "So what?" and that was only muttered as the Delete key caused this message to join the Vi*gra V-codin You Have a Date! posts. Do I care that some reader found my writing so revolting that he or she had to tell me?
Well, yes and no. This is a tech site, primarily serving technical information, with a little opinion and other fluff tossed in. I don't feel that articles here need to meet a very high standard for literature. I do agree that I'm careless with spelling, punctuation, and over use of certain words. I didn't think that my compository sins were so severe as to interfere with the delivery of information, but perhaps I am wrong.
Naaw. That person needs to get a life.
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