Tuesday, February 26, 2008

taking stock??

So I decided to do as I do and follow Ember's lead of sorting posts. It would be nice to look back here and find a post I made about whatever. But I tend to blog a lot, about nothing. How do you catagorize crap? I don't know. I pulled a few out specifically about Millie.

So I'm reading through the posts trying to find a common link between any of them. The only thing I can find...

I start WAY TOO MANY sentences with SO...

Who does that? Am I retarded? That's like going to listen to someone talk and they say um... or like. It's so irritating and frustrating. And really makes me look stupid. At least in my opinion. Do other people do this? Or even notice this? I know I ramble and write in run-ons or fragments. But that's me. I can accept this about myself. But the SO has got to go. But it's so ingrained in my person, I don't know if I'll be able to stop it. Doesn't the boss on "Office Space" say that all the time? Soooo...I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday...?

So (ah...stop!!) if you want to find a post I've written, check under Millie or SO.


Kate said...

Yes, yes, yes! I do this! I think it is because we right the same as we talk. Wait....does that mean we sound stupid when we talk too?? Let's pretend that's a negative.

The other thing I do when I write is use WAY too many exclamation points.

I've been somewhat categorizing my posts as I go, but not nearly as much as I should and I'm sure that's going to come back to bite me.

Em said...

So...I also do this. I have many, many annoying writing and speaking tics, actually... thanks for bringing it up! ;)

And yes, I hear you on writing about a lot of crap, too. Some posts I'm having a very hard time categorizing. For ones like that, I'm either 1) just not categorizing them, 2) putting them in 'Everyday', or 3) wondering about whether I'll accumulate enough of them to warrant a 'Misc.', 'Various and Sundry', or 'Crap' category. Haha...we'll see.

Anyway, good thing y'alls are doing this now...it is a pain in the ass going back to do it later. I remember considering it back in the fall of 2004, but then thinking "Nah, I'm not going to care to look back on this stuff" or "I'm probably only going to stick with this blogging thing for a few months, anyway"...haha...ha...heh..hrrrm...*cough*


Kate said...

So (he he), I'm rereading my comment from this morning....using SO might not make us sound stupid when we talk, but spelling right instead of write sure will! Duh.