Hi everyone! This is just a quick little post to thank all of my readers for being radiant and splendorous individuals. Either last week or two weeks ago this blog got its 400,000th view and last week it received its 3,000th comment. I’m so incredibly thankful for everyone who’s taken the time to lurk or comment or stalk or spend any amount of time with my writing. Reading and responding to every comment widens my perspective, and I hope it enhances my readers’ as well.
This month I’ve been incredibly busy with family, school, friends, etc. Some depressing stuff happened that I might blog about in the future, but I know that none of that is an excuse for my lack of updates! With gay rights expanding,
the Boy Scouts still being annoying, great books to review, and lots of music to listen to, I have much to write about. In fact, I’ve started a full-length fiction project I’m excited to write – perhaps details will emerge later on!
Also, one thing I’ve learned in the past few months – grammar isn’t that important. Let me clarify before you shoot me with your comma splice slingshots and perfect subjunctive sniper rifles. Yes, grammar provides refinement, sophistication, and clarity to writing. But I’ve realized through tutoring, this blog, and my own writing that the most essential aspect of writing is the idea itself. You can write a thought-provoking, mind-blowing essay with microcosms and connections to universal themes that shows your intellect even if it contains a misplaced comma or the occasional spelling error. However, a grammatically perfect paper with no insight does little to inspire anyone. The reason I bring this up now is because I remember writing an embarrassing post about being a Grammar Nazi. Now, I’ve learned that good grammar impacts writing positively, but good grammar on its own can’t create a best-selling novel or a tear-jerking essay.
Thoughts on grammar anyone? Advice on how to get over fictional characters? Hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far!