What is this trend of not using uppercase letters to begin a sentence and never capitalizing the letter “I,” when referring to oneself?
i came across 3 blogs today this fine thursday and i could hardly stand to read their posts quickly exiting after reading the first two sentences. i’mguessing they must be texting from their phone because as i’m typing now autocorrect continues to fix and i have to drive my point.
Annoying isn’t it? Also, many of these posts have run on words without proper spacing and numbers are numerals, not in written format. Minimal typos are acceptable, but really we should be using our spell checks. Continually typing in the above format is really annoying. (and a numeral occasionally is fine, but numbers frequently seem so Prince like, or the artist formerly known as Prince, if you look at all his lyrics written on the Purple Rain album. Nothing Compares 2 u.)
This is not to state your grammar has to be perfect. We all make mistakes (some of those grammar rules are difficult to understand or remember) and some of us want to write more “conversationally,” than “essay” style. Sometimes it’s fun to use slang, and occasionally we curse. The trick is knowing when it’s too much.
Not capitalizing the I when referring to myself, just seems disrespectful to…me. And if any of you listened to Aretha Franklin, she tells you to demand R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Respect yourself. I’m not going to belittle myself with the lowercased I. (ha, grammar humor!)
A tip to bloggers, if you want to increase your readership, don’t be too lazy to use your SHIFT key. There are two on your keyboard (most typical keyboards)- one on the left and one on the right. It’s also on the smart phones. If you are too busy/too lazy to use the shift key, space bar, and spell out words (like the three-letter-word, ‘you’,) I’m too busy/too lazy to read or comment on your blog. This style of writing is frowned on (by me anyway- I can’t speak for everyone) it’s like TYPING ALL IN CAPS AND SHOUTING AT EVERYONE.
HAVE A GOOD DAY, GUYS!!!!!!
i will see u alllater