after reading dylan-zd's post and the discussion at bloggerunited.com, i decided to post this. it is my opinion about Using Proper English in blogging.
i am pro-english hence i blog in english. but if people write comments in malay i am happy to reply in malay or english. this post isn't just about english language but any language that i can understand (only malay and english :P).
having time to think of the issue a lot more (thank you procrastination), i realize it is not the weak mastery in english that annoys me. it is in fact the over-creative, trying-too-hard-to-sound-cute, and sms language, all in blogging, that really annoys me.. whatever language one uses to blogging.
a simple example would be like the title of this post. it is what i would say overly creative. i was sleep deprived when i began writing so, gomen~! i admit i do this often but so far nobody said anything about it, so.. it has became a habit of mine. but i reckon it's harmless :P. annoying if overused, but pretty harmless :P
i loathe blogs that spells by randomizing capital letters for each single alphabet (tHis cAPiTal leTTEr tHinG).. to those still using this, newsflash, it is NOT cute. it is juvenile, and unforgivable.. unless you are under the age of 14 (12 if you're a male).
worst offender. L2SPELL N00B!!! (<--thats learn to spell in l33t talk). i can understand using shortforms if texting because of the obvious limitations of mobile phones. but in blogs? yes, some people blog from their mobile.. but only a freakin minority! i find most of the blogs that does this are malay-language blogs. hey i speak malay probably 90% of the time, but i still have a hard time deciphering those messages and comments or even blogs written in that fashion.
my point is, communication is a very important part in blogging and if one cannot effectively communicate, i have to say, your blog makes no sense at all. if people other than yourself cant understand what you're writing, why bother blogging?
some people say it is to improve their english. fair enough. a bid you good luck and i do hope you will learn from this practice of blogging and apply it. identify your mistake in spelling,grammar,etc and improve.
owh i need to stop making this wall of texts or people might stop visiting my blog >_<