See the Forest

I’ve been taking some heat lately for my lack of writing skills. I try to get my ideas out quickly, and as a result, I don’t get to spend as much time on them as I would want to. I do hope that the lack of skill will be made up by trying to read and understand the larger ideas, concepts and my passion for Web Strategy.

I see a two phase approach: 1) I’ll try harder 2) If I bother you so much, you can unsubscribe. Let’s make a deal, I’ll start with 1, and if I’ve failed you, you do 2.

  • I think in this day and age with information overload, people are becoming expert skimmmers =). With the new alpha, betas, and what I hear alfalfas… it seems like you are adopting the method of let’s get it out and then edit on feedback. With how quick these blogging memes move, I don’t blame you! I agree we readers should try and see the forest … but who has the time when we are busy skimming all these blogs ;).

  • Sometimes I feel like I’m part of the “in” crowd because it’s like cracking a secret code. 😉

    I kid, I kid. I’m a content first kinda guy.

  • JKO: It’s all about iteration. You do a tremendous amount of work rounding up links, reading, and posting like a madman. I appreciate all you share and your passion for the Web. As you say, there are lots of blogs out there if someone is not happy.

  • On the iteration idea…

    You can clean all these ideas up when you publish them in a book. 😉

  • Hi Jeremiah,

    Don’t worry about it;-). I am sure I make my fair share of mistakes as well. If one takes a serious look at the web – forums or blogs – nearly all writers make a mistake of some sort (grammar, spelling errors, etc.). I think the more important thing would be the message(s) you are trying to convey.

    P.S. Enjoy your one-year anniversary!

  • Do not worry about typos, the MESSAGE is what’s important. Take a look at all these typos, can you still read it?

    “I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.”

    Keep that in mind the next time you are writing a blog (which is probably as we speak, lol) and the next time someone makes any comments!

    Take care!

    -Chris

  • In conversations, don’t we all use an “umm” or “err” now and again? Maybe in blogging, typos should be seen in the same light.

    Trying to be a perfect writer has stopped too many would-be bloggers from sharing wonderful stories and lessons.

    You’re message has yet to be lost in the delivery.

  • John

    I agree with everyone above.

    I consider a blog something like a casual email or instant messaging communication.

    It’s just a blog, I wouldn’t take any critics that serious.

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  • thank you for your nice post !