Thanks For Paying Attention Anyway

When someone is critical of a post or ones work that is their opinion, but it can be a learning experience. A critique of your writing can make you better although it can sting at first. I am not the greatest blogger but I try to be open, friendly and informed as much as I can be. I blog from my heart and facts can be missed in points I’m trying to convey. As I said to a blogger punctuation is my kryptonite and I need to brush up on things that I’m writing about. You don’t have to agree with everything I say and that’s OK. Thanks for paying attention anyway. Keep on blogging.

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

8 thoughts on “Thanks For Paying Attention Anyway”

  1. Critique can be a hard thing.

    When I was in undergrad, studying journalism at the time, I was doing an internship for the alumni magazine. Also, I was taking a grammar and editing course simultaneously, so proper punctuation and grammar was being branded into the inside of my skull. My internship “boss” handed me a stack of articles to go through and copy edit for punctuation, wording, etc.

    I realized she didn’t know how to use a semi-colon. And she used it frequently. So, when I copy edited, I corrected every instance and on a bright green sticky note on the front of the stack, explained that she was using semi-colons wrong.

    She wasn’t happy. And she personalized it. Deeply.

    What’s funny is I mentioned the whole incident to the professor of my grammar and editing class, and evidently this whole misuse of semi-colons within the alumni mag was an ongoing joke within the English department

    …. obviously had way too much time on their hands.

    I had a hard time with critique, too. Now I’m at the point where, with work, I’m just like “show me what I did wrong and I’ll fix it.”

    Gotta let it roll off your back.

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  2. someone said that to me once and I replied with like 400 commas, periods, exclamation points, colons, semicolons, etc. and suggested that they sprinkle them as liberally as they wanted wherever they felt I forgot them.

    you’re one of my heroes t-man!

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