We love train wrecks. Let’s just admit it right now. Nothing makes us stop, drop and roll quicker than a disaster and I saw another prime example of this fact earlier this week…
A few months ago, there was a popular blog post on Scott Rohn’s blog that dropped a few ‘F Bombs’ and caused a stir. I did a follow up on the post to show how people love to complain and critique when something doesn’t fall in line with their point of view and I get it. It’s human nature and of course, I loved the attention my blog got from covering the ‘drama’ per se.
Fast forward and yesterday there was a debate that took place inside the Plus 1 Daily Skype room all about…
Proper spelling and grammar.
The discussion was about how it’s unprofessional for marketers to have spelling mistakes on their splash pages and ad copy. One side said it made them look uneducated, another side said it didn’t matter as much as people thought.
Here’s my two cents…
We love focusing on things that at the end of the day, don’t add dollars to our bank account.
What’s amusing to see is the countless blog posts, live shows and helpful training that takes place in this industry that can directly impact people’s success, yet rarely get a second glance.
You see 40 comments, sometimes even more on blog posts that stir the pot, but we might get 2 on a positive post that actually can help people build long term online businesses.
Drop an F bomb or tell someone spelling and proper grammar aren’t the be all and end all…All hell breaks loose. Or is that lose? Someone please correct me lol
Listen I’m all for spell check and yes, I proof read all my blog posts and emails that I put out in the market but I’m not going to spend my entire day correcting every single error. I’m not trying to win a Pulitzer. I write like I talk and it’s rarely ‘proper‘ english. But regardless of my feelings on it, the main point that I would LOVE to see is for marketers and to actually WRITE something.
SHIP something (as Seth Godin says). Do something. Create something. Build something.
Get something out in the market place and then worry about making it perfect. It’s the whole attitude of ‘Ready, Fire, Aim‘.
The train wrecks are human nature, and while I admit it I’d love to have 40 comments on my ‘professional’ posts, I understand the way we are wired.
Proper english, train wrecks, creating content that adds value to the market…We might be onto something here…