Abbreviation should be limited! (Rant)


Okay this is more of a rant then anything else so I apologize to the readers that follow me. This is not my normal but hey who said this blog or me are normal.

First off I understand that this is a new generation, more writing is done through our IPhone’s, IPad, etc. I’m okay with that. I’m okay with the short version of LOL or OMG (laughing out loud or Oh My God), type of expression that I put on a text or blog occasionally. I’m even okay on putting USMC (United States Marine Corps), DOD (Department of Defense), you get the gist. I’m even okay when you are taking down notes and need to write things down quickly and you don’t know the art of short hand.

For example:
Sub. wnt dwnstrs and prceeded to stab vic. ft. prints otlne by the vics bld shows a pattern sub tk. Sub has ble eyes, blnd hair and is wht.

translation:
Subject went downstairs and proceeded to stab victim. Foot prints outline by the victims blood shows a pattern of the subject took. Subject has blue eyes, blonde hair and is white.

In those instances I am okay with short abbreviation of words, we do it in the military too. I’m sure in a lot of profession’s you have abbreviation of words to make your life easier. I understand that kids or people my age 32 (not old but not stupid young either), use this form of writing in a social (phone or chatting) settings.

What I don’t agree with this form of writing is when I am reading a blog post that I’m really interested in reading. I do have on occasion LOL’s, OMG, SMLH’s etc. on my post. When you have those abbreviations on almost every SINGLE sentence, your KILLING ME HERE! I know that my grammar, punctuation and spelling needs a lot of work. I am doing my best to make sure that with every post, twitter, facebook and google+ update that I write has a well written constructed thought. Yes I might put a few lol or maybe even OMG occasionally, I don’t make it a habit and I don’t use abbreviation’s as if they were down right appropriate words ( I know I am said this already but can you blame me?).

I know I’m old fashion and I am doing my best to get into the “now” scene of writing but there a a few things in my life that I like to stay old school. Especially when it is reading or writing, This is one of the oldest form of communication and art that it’s frustrating seeing people getting away from it.

I am not an editor, I am not a teacher, but I am a person that enjoys a good post or feed especially when I can understand it. Lets not lose the one thing that us as humans have had for thousands (if not more) of years. Lets keep the art of good grammar like it should be, plain, simple and non-abbreviated!

Rant finished

Until next time,
LK

Hectic Month


I know I have been MIA for awhile, as I have already said hubby and I were moving, I was editing my story and well with all of that combined with his parents going into the emergency room I really didn’t have time to update here.

I apologize for the long wait but finally it seems that our lives are once again going back to a routine. The only downfall is that I cannot edit my story everyday because I don’t have access to a computer all the time. I changed my story to a Microsoft word doc in a usb and well my ipad does not support that. I am doing some research of an app on the ipad that I can not only write but it gives me a word count. If any of you know of an app that way please let me know because I need it bad!

I actually got my first comment of Wattpad!! I’m so happy!! Of course it wasn’t a type of critic which is okay. It was more the reader stating “I can’t wait to see where this is going.”

I hope that is good comment and the first of many Insha’Allah. I have 122 reads on my book on wattpad but no comments so I am really excited!

I am going back to work, lets get one thing straight being a house wife is hard!! I mean we are only working with one car, so I take hubby to work and pick him up. I don’t take him lunch anymore so during the day I basically do laundry, clean the apartment, do grocery shopping, cook, take care of a few errands he has for me, drop off and pick up cleaners. In the mist of all of this I also try to read a book (in spanish), write, go see my parents, text or call friends and also keep in contact with my mother in law. SO can you really blame me for wanting to go back to work. Now I can’t say hubby doesn’t try to help me around the house its just not all the time or everyday. Its okay but by the end of the day I am tired!

I’m just trying to get a part time or if a full time job, something that is not about career growth. I’m looking more like a receptionist, clerk, light bookkeeping etc… I actually went to a temp agency I used to work for when I got out of the military so they have all my information. Insha’Allah I will be able to start soon.

Next week I will be going to my in-laws, I’m flying down there. My mother in law needs a bit of help and her daughters can’t time take time off any more. This feels a bit weird since they are my in-laws and I will be there by myself. This is the fist time that I will be with them this long by myself and separated from my hubby for this long since we have been married!

This has been a long post but mostly now you all know that has been going on with me and my hectic month. Insha’Allah you will here more about me on a regular basis.

I am still editing and will update a few Chapters up here not all. I am starting to think that I think I want to see if this one gets published. First I have to finish it and I want to finish it fast.

Until next time,

LK