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No cookout. Not enough interest expressed to make it worth my while. Instead, I'll see if I can lay out in the sun reading.


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Aug. 7th, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC)
Learn the difference between 'lie' and 'lay': 'lay' always takes an object while 'lie' never does. Were you going to lay eggs out in the sun, or were you going to lie in the sun?
Aug. 7th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
You wonder why I object to so many of your comments? They come across as condescending. I know the difference between "lie" and "lay." But at that hour of the morning (2:28 a.m.), typos are more likely to happen and I am less likely to police myself. Not that I am going to be too careful about proofreading journal entries anyway -- they're just journal entries.
Aug. 7th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
You are writing and publishing. Try to do a professional job of it.
Aug. 7th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
No, see, I'm not. I'm not publishing. I don't consider posting something on my weblog to be publishing, not in the traditional sense, no more than a post on a discussion board would be.

Nor am I writing, not in any formal sense beyond the mechanistic process of putting words down on [screen?].

I am simply keeping a personal journal. I shoot from the hip most of the time, and there will be mistakes. I proofread more than most, but I also am not going to worry if the occasional type slips by. I've got bigger fish to fry.
Aug. 7th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
Wil Wheaton isn't the only person who has converted Weblogs into books that sell well. It is becoming an increasingly popular way to make money. You may decide, at some time in the future, to take advantage of it. Your writing is usually good enough.

Yes, it's technically true that we aren't publishing in the traditional sense. A number of court cases do say that we are publishing, though.

Perhaps my writing workshops are making me pendantic. What used to seem trivial writing gaffes now annoy the hell out of me. To see an otherwise intelligent article marred by the misuse of so simple a concept as lie / lay leaves me with a feeling of near nausea. I'm not going to stop reading, though.
Aug. 7th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
Wil Wheaton has a following because of his ST:TNG days. He was able to capitalize on that. I don't have very many people reading my weblog, and I don't care for too many people other than friends to read it. The stop here is not for eventual publication. If I were worried about publication, I'd be more worried about some of the ideas I write down here than about typographical mistakes.

Speaking of which... "Perhaps my writing workshops are making me pendantic." If typos bother you so much, don't make them. ;)
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