Blog Bitching: 4 of 7  

five_speed 41M
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10/22/2005 8:09 am

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Blog Bitching: 4 of 7

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Blog Bitching: 1 of 7
Blog Bitching: 2 of 7
Blog Bitching: 3 of 7

4) long posts: It’s the post that never ends. It’s 20,000 words long. (Before you start yelling, I know I am very, very guilty of this one myself.) I do my very best to keep my posts to 700 words or less, but I frequently hit 1000, and some approach 2000. Hell, yesterday’s chapter of Shadow Infraction was over 1300 words, but there was no good stopping point in the middle, and I’ve been building up to this fight for weeks. I wanted to get it over and done with!

I try to keep posts short, but some times it just doesn’t work out that way. I am guilty, guilty, guilty, and so are others. I initially intended to post all seven of these Ass-chappers in one post, but if I had, it would have been HUGE, and readers would probably fall asleep before they finished it, or would get bored and go elsewhere. It was just too much bitching to do all at once.

The posts that really chap my ass are the ones that ramble on and on without ever really getting to the point, or the ones that try to say too much in a single post. (I have a few of those as well. I fear this one is turning into one, as a matter of fact.)

If I do read a long one all the way through, and at the end I have no idea what they were trying to say, or I can’t figure out why they used 2000 words to say something that could have been said just as well with 500 words, I take my time coming back around to that blog again in the future. Who wants to sort through a million aimless words? Not me.

Give me a box of red pens, pay me for my time, and call me an editor. Otherwise, leave me alone. Next blog, please!

If it takes 2000 words to say what you need to say, then fine; say it, and don’t worry about the length. If you’re just meandering around with no idea of what you’re trying to say, that’s fine too, but once you figure it out and get to your point, go back and edit the thought trail. I just want to read your point. I don’t really care how you arrived at it, unless it just so happens that the journey IS the point.

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bulging_boy 49M

10/22/2005 1:23 pm

Phew. I was really nervous there.


Ana_6973 43F

10/22/2005 2:50 pm

Lol.

I don't mind a long post as long as they space it like you did here. I have to confess that rambling is annoying also.

What really annoys me though is a long rambling piece with no line breaks, no point, bad spelling, and bad grammar.

I have no problem with reading volume but oh my god does it annoy me when it is full of easily fixed grammatical errors and misused words. This is especially annoying if the post is meant to be an erotic one. Nothing erotic about it when I go into editor mode while reading something that was supposed to make me wet.

Later!
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~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~


five_speed 41M

10/23/2005 11:43 am

bulging, your posts are hilarious. you needn't worry.

Ana, you're right about that. I don't mind length either, as long as the content is well written, easy to understand, and spaced out. So perhaps it is true, what they say - that length doesn't matter; it all depends on how you use it!


five_speed 41M

10/23/2005 11:45 am

man, I got almost no respons on this one! That must mean that no one is reading it, no one cares, people are too mad about it to post, or AdultFriendFinder's screwed up posting just turned people off or made them miss the post.

I'll blame it on AdultFriendFinder. ASS-HATS!


Ana_6973 43F

10/23/2005 9:06 pm

Depends on how you use it, does it? Lol. Hmm, I agree with this to some extent...oh wait we're talking about writing. Sorry my mind is in the gutter today.
Laters!
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~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~


five_speed 41M

10/24/2005 6:35 pm

Ana, why should you apologize for your mind being in the gutter? Mine stays there, and I am never sorry for it!


bulging_boy 49M

10/26/2005 3:21 am

Thanks 5er. High praise coming from yourself.

I'm surprised you didn't get the comments either. I have to say though, that the site is really struggling.

When I think of this site now, I keep seeing those fucking snakes trying to swallow a cow. Sure they'll get there... but it'll be a month before that thing passes through.

Just in time to see either our posts or our comments


five_speed 41M

10/27/2005 8:20 am

Bulging, I am not happy about the way the site has slowed down either. Maybe we should give that snake a laxative?


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