Day 28 – #NaBloPoMo

I usually start a post not knowing what to write, but subconsciously I kinda know what to write… And then it flows and turns out to be pretty cool.

The funniest part is that I don’t read what I’ve written until after it’s published. That’s when I see all the typo’s and start editing. Weird habit. Perhaps that needs to change.

I guess it comes with the territory of being a copywriter. How many times have I written copy, given it to the voice over and I get a dirty look saying this doesn’t make sense, or a typo, or a comma missing or something. Pushes you to discipline your writing even more.

Especially if you have information for an event and you get it all wrong. Like it’s RIGHT THERE! And you still get it wrong?

Oh… My name. That used to drive me up the wall! Sadia can be spelt in many ways. Saadia, Sadiya, Saadiha, Saddia. There’s so many other ways but those are the most common ones. My name is RIGHT THERE on Facebook as you type on to my wall, YET you STILL spell my name wrong? Most COMMON mistake is Saida. Like really?

It happens with a lot of people. But also, it’s a complete put off. Especially if you’re trying to do business. There’s a company who gets in touch with me often, and I’ve stopped responding to them for the simple fact that you’re asking for my help but can’t get my name right?

I suppose it’s like going for a job interview and not knowing the companies or meeting someone for the first time, like a blind date and getting their name wrong (that’s happened to me but he’s sweet and we’re still friends and talk regularly).

Grammar and getting names right I think is so crucial in this day and age. We’re in a time where technology does it all for us, auto-correct etc. But when was the last time you sat down and wrote something yourself, without the aid of your phone or knowing you can spell right and well without a word having the red underline stating you’ve misspelled something?

When was the last time you used a dictionary, like in your hand and not online (and definitely not Urban Dictionary, even though it’s hilarious!)? These days we just know of words that got added to the Oxford Dictionary.

Everything’s online and they keep saying it’s the way forward and it’s the future.

Everyone’s so obsessed with the future that they forget about the present and experience and enjoy the current moment.

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life…

PS. Happy Birthday Imy! 😀 xxx

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I’m taking part in the National Blog Posting Month! I’ve committed to posting something everyday till the 30th of November! Hope you enjoy the absolute random reads and would love feedback too! Feel free to drop a comment at the bottom.

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