i love your photos, but your grammar really sucks.

heads-up: this is not about photography, but it will really help me out if you read it.

so, i am sort of a grammar nazi, for lack of a better term.

i am a stickler about apostrophes…so much so that i own this shirt…

 yeah.  apostrophes do not make plurals.  and so on and so forth.

i also hate spelling errors.  if you’re on the computer already, do a spellcheck or look a word up before you post it somewhere, you know?  sorry.  that’s just how i feel.

buuuuuuut, i use a lot of these “…” and i overuse and underuse the dreaded comma.  i’ve forgotten everything i ever learned about the comma.  i really believe this to be true.

and i sometimes make my own words up.

and i start sentences with “but” and “and” and “because”.

however, none of that is what i’m talking about here.  i’m talking about my apparent hatred for capitalization.  i don’t capitalize things, have you noticed?  no?  cool.
really, it’s become a thing.  i haven’t been able to stop myself.
i recently had a complaint regarding this, though, and it came from within my own family.  my BOYFRIEND, to be specific.  he said he has a hard time reading my stuff because of my constantly writing in lowercase letters.  yup.
so, this has made me think twice.  sure, it’s become a thing, but i do not believe it to be a thing that i cannot change.  do you need me to change it?  this is one instance in which i truly need your responses.  if you have a hard time reading my posts due to my weird affinity for the lowercase, please let me know.  or, if it’s not a problem, you can let me know that.  i’ll go with the majority.  i mean, i don’t want to be unprofessional or anything…
you can reply on facebook, if you like.  does it suck to reply on here?  i should know that, too.  because i may have things set up weird..?

of course, if my lowercase writing bothers you, you probably haven’t read this.  shoot…now what…

8 comments

  1. Becca · October 2, 2012

    Eh. Doesn’t bother me but perhaps it’s because I’m used to it. My sister doesn’t use capital letters either. We both write irregular though. My normal handwriting looks like this: HeLLo, MY NaMe iS BeCCa.
    I don’t capitalize vowels.
    Thankfully I don’t type like that.

    • alanatphotography · October 2, 2012

      hahaha, i’m thankful that you don’t type like that, also!
      so far i don’t think anyone cares except him. and he can just hear all my blatherings, he doesn’t need to read them. 🙂

  2. Anonymous · October 2, 2012

    No, it doesn’t bother me. I think of it as artistic expression. I believe e.e. cummings was the same way. It’s not like you are typing a resume on here, so it’s your decision, in my opinion.

    • alanatphotography · October 2, 2012

      agreed! thank you! and i didn’t know that about e.e. cummings…interesting! gonna have to check that out.

  3. Peni · October 2, 2012

    It’s part of who you are and I don’t think you should change it even if you got tons of people saying they didn’t like it. 🙂

    You know I’m right there with you on the grammar stuff…

  4. andreagraglia · October 24, 2012

    I feel as if it’s easier reading when things are properly capitalized. My brain skips forward to allow me to know that a sentence is ending and a new one is about to begin, which dictates how I will read the sentence. It’s hard to see the pesky periods coming up around the corner (no pun intended). Knowing how to read something allows me to enjoy what I’m reading, and leaves less of the “re-reading”. But if you are creative writing, I don’t see anything at all wrong with it.

    • alanatphotography · October 24, 2012

      yeah, i get that. and i agree. if i write a book, i will definitely capitalize.
      i also won’t be writing a book. 🙂

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