Try Writing

I know, I know. I keep reblogging when I should be writing. Is it my fault there are so many wonderful writers to be found on WordPress? 🙂

This one, from Stuart M. Perkins on his blog “storyshuckers,” is a priceless response to a non-WordPress blogger who apparently wrote a post on his blog, putting down the rest of talentless bloggers, who apparently annoy him by posting our drivel on the internet!

Storyshucker

“Thousands of people who write believe they are better than thousands of others. They believe they will pen the next great American novel but their writing is dull and full of grammatical errors. Why do they write anything intended to be read by the public? Why do they write?”

I read those lines and was impelled to respond. The blogger’s entire post was arrogant and sarcastic, but those lines were the cherries on top. After I acknowledged that he can post what he likes on his own blog, I then asked if rather than squelch ambitions with a negative message about imperfection, he could instead applaud people for their attempts, for our attempts because I am one of the imperfect. But, we still try.

I don’t necessarily like being serious because, well, it’s not funny. I love a little arrogance and sarcasm as much as anyone, maybe more than…

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2 thoughts on “Try Writing

  1. loved this loved this loved this reblog! thanks for it – and what a coincidence because recently I read a post where an arrogant blogger was slamming certain poems she came across – I was put off by it for many reasons – and well, this reblog you share addresses a different take on things – but it was similar to what I was feeling – like don’t squelch effort – and also do not put down style because poetry – and other writing – is an art!

    anyhow, I really love this front he reblog:

    “if rather than squelch ambitions with a negative message about imperfection, he could instead applaud people for their attempts, for our attempts because I am one of the imperfect. But, we still try.”

    have a great day – and thanks for this 🙂

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    • I’m so glad. It’s one of those posts I think needs to be shared far and wide!

      Arrogance and snap judgements appall and anger me. I saw a feed recently on Facebook that had me spitting nails. There was a story featuring several amazingly talented artisted who, using various mediums, reproduced photos so perfectly that they were virtually indistinguishable from the reference pics. A couple of young pukes jumped on thread repeatedly putting these very gifted artists and their work down. According to them, all these people had going for them was technical training that anyone could learn, but it wasn’t art because they hadn’t “created anything original” and were essentially “human photocopiers.”

      One even claimed he could easily do the same and in fact, even better. I was one of many who told him and his sidekick to Put Up or Shut Up!

      The one you ran across sound just like the immature brats commenting on that story and the guy Storyshucker ran into. I wish people like that would just keep their opinion to themselves, or at least huddle in one corner of the internet together and leave the rest of us alone!

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