Well fellow noders, I've decided to stick a toe back in the water here with an insignificant
ramble. I sometimes wish there were an "E2 for dummies" website, not for really pointless type nodes, but basically a place that accepts those of us who never learned, or have (like myself) forgotten all they did learn regarding grammar
, and punctuation
. There are so many things I'd like
to write about here, but overcoming the language barrier is really tough. I guess logically I should get some jr. high or high school grammar books and relearn all this, if I wish to fit in here.
The amount of time it would take me to get "good enough" - is it worth it? This place wouldn't suffer greatly without those things I might have to offer, and they can still be offered here in other ways besides me noding them. So I wonder if it's really worth it to me?
I used to, believe it or not, write for others. And in college I scored 500 out of 500, or 200 out of 200 (whatever the case may have been) on every writing assignment I wrote. This because I was fanatical - I read oh 30+ books on AT&T
for my “Big Brother wins the battle, America loses the war“
paper - it was just supposed to be a little ditty
about government regulations minimum 10 pages, mine was over 20 pages (500/500 btw + 20 EC.) This is because my writing assignments no matter what they might be about, I wrote in the same way as my ritalin rant
(with passion, interest and conviction
) - and when it was all finished, I'd usually get my friend to toss in a few commas and ;'s in where needed (unless of course it was an English class!).
E2 sometimes feels like "everything" for a select group of people who either write well, or those who do not care that they do not and will still contribute here. My self-esteem
was at rock bottom when I happened upon E2, being here honestly makes me feel like I belong back in the 5th grade.
complaining about E2; I don't know that I would have stuck around and ended up addicted to this place, if the majority here wrote like I do.
I'm just sharing my thoughts since that's what daylogs are for.
I have to wonder if the time I were to spend learning to write proper grammar and punctuation
would be worth it? What would I gain? What would E2 gain from me doing so? What else could I spend that time doing that would be more beneficial
to myself or to others? Honestly, I need to learn math! I would have had 3 degrees had I not been opposed to learning math
, only thing I ever really learned or needed to learn in math was P/R*B
I originally came here for fun and entertainment
(learning is fun and entertaining for me - hence my literal
addiction to the library
for a few years) but it's not as fun for me because I have so much I would like to share but really don't feel I am "good enough" to do so.
So I pretty much hide here in the daylogs where people do not seem as critical or caring about periods, commas and sentence structure. I guess I could write all I wish to share here in daylogs, but the problem there is in someone searching and finding the topic I were to write about.
Another option would be to learn just enough to "get by"; but I know my obsessive
self - if I really get started on that by the time I'm done I'd be able to teach
I still love E2, just wish I'd come across this 10 years ago when I could write more like the majority here. Well for those still with me, thanks for your time, I will figure this out somehow.