I'm feeling a little frustrated at the moment. I've been blogging for quite a while, writing for a long time and I still find myself feeling frustrated by the limitations of my writing ability.
I will admit, using the written word to convey meaning to a potentially large audience is a difficult challenge. Each person who reads a post will interpret it in their own way. They reader can't see my expression, all they have to go on are the actual words themselves. As we know, one word can have many meanings. Then there is context...and that can be interpreted in a number of ways as well.
If I am to continue writing, I am going to have to get better at tightening down my words and meanings. I think I often times will write like I speak. Actually I've intentionally used some of the same slang and type of speech to give a post more flow, perhaps make it hipper. The problem with that is when I talk I know I don't choose my words sometimes as carefully as I should.
When you put something down in print, people are really going to look into it and try to figure out exactly what it means. Again through the filter of their own interpretation so that leaves at lot of room for misunderstanding. Especially when you are a blogger who tries to capture his thoughts and reactions in real time...spontaneously.
All of this comes with the territory. Particularly when you blog your own opinions. you have to know that folks may challenge that so it's critical to not get sloppy in word usage...er, sloppy isn't the best word, how about lazy or careless? Anyway I've definately learned a lesson here tonight about that and I hope that future posts and comments of mine will be better put together in the future w/out losing their spontaneity.