Okay, no catchy title for this post. This is important.
I write this as a plea to my past, current, and future fellow professionals to not give up on good grammar. Heck, let’s include spelling, too. Just because we’re more “social” is no excuse. More of us will read your work. Don’t you want it to look good?
Now, I am no expert nor was I an English major. Translation: I screw up, too. But, still, I beg for your support.
Case in point: A person takes the time to put his or her innermost feelings on paper (or, rather, the Web). Then said person 1. shares those thoughts over a very social network, 2. tags others who may not wish to be exposed, and 3. openly criticizes former employers. Logic would say “proofread your work before you hit Share.” Right? Riggghhhtttt. Or, perhaps those who love him or her would offer their input, ever so gently.
Maybe it’s not the what but the how that counts the most.
The what is easy…it’s what’s in our hearts, our heads.
The how will help people form an impression. Impressions can last a lifetime.