Writing for Mediocrity: Only Read This If You Have Too Much MoneyBy: Heather Reimer
A while back, an Internet wit compiled a list of signs that you’re not spending enough time online. One sure sign is that poor spelling and grammar still bother you. Good one!
Unfortunately, there are no online grammar police … just you and me, voluntarily dotting our own “i”s and crossing our own “t”s. And since you want to go forth and prosper as an Internet business, you’re taking the time to do it, right?
After all, as author Virginia Shea pointed out in her online book Netiquette, “On the Web, you won’t be judged by the color of your skin, eyes or hair, your weight, your age, or your clothing. You will, however, be judged by the quality of your writing.”
Okay, maybe these days, people aren’t as picky as they once were about speaking and writing perfectly. Whether that’s okay or not, is up for debate. But if you lose coherency as a result… well, that’s going to cost you money and that’s not negotiable, is it?
But, for those of you with too many clients and too much money, here are a few guidelines on writing for mediocrity:
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