Thursday, 15 March 2012

Something non-beauty

Sorry, folks, still working on that thesis. >___<

Recently, on a German beauty blog I follow, someone mentioned a spelling mistake the blogger makes a lot, and pretty much every other comment was about how this one person who dared to highlight the mistake should stop caring so much or just open a spelling blog instead.

I don't think that a typo is the end of the world, but I do like to read blogs that are as mistake-free as possible, and I would definitely appreciate it if you pointed out any mistakes to me, especially since I'm writing this blog in a language that's not my native one.
So while I agree that a mistake is not a big deal, I don't think we should go and attack someone who points one out in a nice way.

This also made me think how some beauty bloggers are totally meticulous about their eye make-up or foundation routine, but don't care about spelling or grammar all that much. Why can't we put a little effort into both? It's a way of showing respect to your readers, if you ask me.
Plus, considering beauty bloggers probably have a bit of a "dumb" image already, we should really try and show the world that make-up is not all we have in (or on) our heads, shouldn't we? We are smart, too, and we don't want to feed any stupid rumours by making stupid mistakes in our entries, don't you agree?

What do you think about this?


  1. This its the time I ever stumbled over an article like this on a beauty blog!
    I do agree with you - especially since I am quite reluctant to tell ANYONE about me blogging about beauty "issues"... And that is because cosmetics do have a rather bad image - the dumb blonde... the superficial made-up girl... the grown woman denying her real age... the ageing beauty... I really don't want to be put there...
    I love language and it's different ways. My English might be rusty right now in this comment (my apologies!), but I really do try to write my articles as good as I can manage at that moment - if I find a spelling mistake later I immediately correct it. - Your comparison about the perfect Eye Make Up and a sloppy language is accurate... I enjoy blogs that give the honest impression of being written by someone I could like if I'd ever meet her. Language, humour, a sense of aesthetics is part of that. Speech - written one not less than spoken - is elementary.

    Thank you for your thoughts and your valid claims concerning blogging.

  2. Thank you for your comment!

    Your blog always has impeccable language. :)
    I wouldn't even mind the occasional mistake - what I mind is a blogger who goes berserk on someone who points out a typo, and not even in a rude way. But well, I guess some people just like to live in their own little world. Or maybe I'm just overly concerned with formalities.

    Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Well then, "meticulate" should be "meticulous" :)