Opinion question here, everyone. My former editor at Bibliobuffet once expressed an opinion to me that blogging , to her a separate genre of writing, can “ruin” a person’s writing style.
She was referring to “blogisms,” those little quirks bloggers share like using ALL CAPS for dramatic or comic effect. Also, leaving in slangy terms like “totally” “and I was all” – that sort of thing.
Can that sort of writing spoil a serious style, or is it actually a good outlet, a good way to blow off steam, and a good way to get used to deadlines? Or, are you avoiding “real” writing by blogging … GULP
If you’re into reading blogs I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ll show you mine after you show me yours … 😉