Friday, March 30, 2007

How do you spell that?

The other day I was reading through some of our old blog entries and I decided that I wasn't very fond of my writing style. I don't feel like I put a tremendous effort into making my text very interesting or informative. Part of it is that I don't really want to spend a lot of time composing; I want to get the pictures up, add a quick caption, and move on to the next activity. I like our blog but I certainly don't want it to consume all of our free time. Of course, I was also appalled by my thoughtless misspellings and poor grammar. I'm one of those people that types furiously yet doesn't go back to really read over the paragraph or make changes. Sorry, papa.
I also felt that my writing sounded kind of self-centered and smug. It's not an intentional thing; I'm writing about my activities and I suppose it's hard not to sound a bit self-centered when you're the person that you're talking about. But that certainly wasn't my intention. I think my friend R. does an excellent job of talking about her life and daily accomplishments without sounding pretentious. And, frankly, I think it's also because I don't write much anymore. I wrote a lot through high school and college but since I've graduated, most of my writing has been work-related and is mostly composed of formulaic reports. I spend most of my day typing along on a computer but you can't be very creative when you're trying to explain data, chemical formulas, and groundwater flow direction. So forgive me if my commentary is not quite as poetic as it could be. Please chalk it up to my bumbling writing style, lack of patience, and the excitement for moving on to the next adventure (soon to be posted on this very blog). :)