Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Anonymous commenter #1, #2 and #3

So.... on my post yesterday I got three strange comments from three 'supposedly' different people who all posted anonymously and all signed their names with initials.

The first went like this:
Hi there,
I really enjoy your blog. Since you are representing our hometown, I did want to point your error in grammr. I don't mean to call you out, but I am hopeful you will take it as constructive. When you write about your engagement, stating "Bradley's and I's" is grammatically incorrect.
Proper grammar is just something that is important to me, and I will certainly continue reading your blog. I am just trying to make Charleston stand out as a smart and witty city.

First of all, what they said I wrote isn't what I wrote in my post. So I'm confused.

So since the comment was posted anonymously (rolling eyes), I couldn't respond directly - so I just posted back in my comments and basically said, "Uh...what are you even talking about. Who cares. My blog is not a novel."

Then today I got two more random anonymous comments on the post from initial names about the same thing. "Represent Clemson...", blah blah.


I believe they are all from the same person who for some reason wants to be annoying. Mission accomplished, but add pathetic to that too.

But let me just say...poor grammar and all...it really, really, really annoys me when people point out other people's grammar mistakes, OR when people make a big deal and whine about other people making grammatical mistakes.

First of all, who made you grammar god?

Secondly...........................who cares?!

I will misspell and mess up grammar all day and if you don't like it, then don't read my blog people. Move on. This blog is written in a conversational tone, so it's not going to be perfect grammar. I will say y'all... I will say should've, could've... I will say fixin'. And I'll probably misspell the hell out of words. Get.over.it.

It doesn't mean I'm stupid or misrepresenting any city - Charleston or Clemson. I highly doubt people think of Charleston and say, "Oh yes, that is the beautiful city of people with perfect grammar!"

And guess what? I'm an Engineer, not an English major. And I think graduating as one of five females in my class in one of the hardest majors at Clemson speaks highly of me and of Clemson - I doubt the folks at Clemson care if my personal blog has grammatical errors. They are probably more interested in the fact that I am invited to and speak at international conferences and that Clemson is in my speaker bio.

And if perfect grammar makes people smart vs. others, then I guess Walt Disney and Albert Einstein were just big dummies since they both had severe dyslexia.

I suspect that these comments are fake or coming from a random person with nothing better to do....but it just annoys me and I feel the need to vent...because I see other people make snide comments on their blog about how annoyed they are when people don't have perfect grammar on their blogs or on Facebook.

It's social media people, not AP English class. If one of my Facebook friends makes a grammatical error, I will not post and correct them... because at the end of the day, who cares?!? It's social media. I'm not saying we should all be walking around making grammatical errors or acting uneducated...but after someone spends 8+ hours a day at work trying to be grammatically perfect...are you really going to hold it against them if they just type conversationally on Facebook or their blog?

If you're reading my blog expecting a professional, edited masterpiece...than I'm sorry to disappoint you. I have a thing called a life and don't spend time proofreading my blog posts.

And quite frankly, I'm upset with myself for interrupting my life to even write this post.

Whoever "Anonymous, initial name, trying to be three different people commenter" is... if you really have something to say, stand behind your comment and post a name, an email, a Twitter handle, a blogger profile....something.....and quit hiding behind fake initials. I would love to talk to you. 

Phew. Venting done and done. Cocktails anyone? :)

P.S. Watch the comments - I'm sure Anonymous will return and speak their wisdom as multiple, random anonymous people once more.


I'maNolaGirl said...

Cheers to that!!! This has happened to me a couple of times recently. It is the most frustrating thing, but it is no reflection of how fabulous your blog is!

Holy City Chic | Megan said...

You tell 'em sistah! I agree with everything you said!

megan said...

Seriously?!? Some people just have nothing better to do than to annoy other people. We all love you and your blog, Christy, and that's all that matters! :)

Miss Chelsea said...

bahah people are so lame.

Sincerely, CNR

(ps you should, however, take word verification off... I'm on my 3rd try)

Lindsay said...

haha girl! you crack me up. i think if you are going to leave a rude comment then grow some balls and leave your name.

KatiePerk said...

What in the world? That is so bizarre. I think you are fab at representing our city! xxoo NOT ANONYMOUS

Jordan Cole said...

Haters gonna hate.

Mary Eliza said...

Some people are ridiculous! What's so funny is "anonymous" is so concerned with grammar, yet can't even spell "seriously" correctly.

p.s. I stumbled across your blog recently and not only do I love it, but I realized that you sit in front of us at Clemson football games-small world!

Kate said...

I had to laugh because it's just so random that someone is commenting about your grammar! jeez! Such a small part of a blog!

Katy said...

All the nasty comments are why I took a step back from blogging. I've always been a firm believer that if you don't have anything nice to say then just hit next in Google Reader.

People need to just worry about themselves.

I think you represent Charleston and Clemson perfectly. :-)

Glitterista said...

I have a friend who loves to correct grammar, and when she attempted to say something about what I had said, I may have given her the stare of an ice queen as I was so shocked she'd say that to me out loud! Your blog (and you) are awesome. Can't believe there are so many people with so little to do that they choose to write weird comments on blogs.

Tara said...

Honestly, I am something of a grammar nut, and I've *definitely* bitched about the ridiculous lack of decent grammar on some blogs (especially when they're really popular and the grammar issues are CONSTANT...like, how can people read that???). That said...everyone. makes. mistakes. And blogs are supposed to be written in conversational tone. I don't get what this person's problem is, unless he or she simply doesn't get the point of blogging?

bachsbythebeach said...

haha love this and agree with you completely! Apparently this person doesn't have a life! I loved reading this post though...got me laughing!

Ruth said...

Sounds like initial lady needs to get a life. If she can't handle it don't read your blog and for that matter she wouldn't enjoy mine for the same reasons.
Your blog is great!!!