My latest post resulted in a comment accusing me (in jest I am sure) of being a usability nutter. The comment was a fair one. But it raises a couple of questions about blogging;
1. Should I edit the offending blog in the light of the comment? Probably not. I’ve responded to the comment and I’ll leave it at that.
2. More fundamentally, how should one blog? I tend to bash out a stream of consciousness, usually using notepad on the train to work. I then upload it and post it. I’ve not yet put a spell-checker on WordPress so often publish with typos. I rarely proof read (beyond a cursory glance) what I’ve written. I contrast this with other bloggers who refine what they write and only publish when they are really happy with the article. Personally, I like the urgency of blogging, just getting stuff out. And if every now and then I get stuff wrong, I’ll be humbled and move on.
(BTW, I’m not a usability nutter:) )
Mate, blog for yerself, bugger the rest. Do what you need to do for yourself.
As the author of said comment, I’m sorry if it caused a bit of a stir, and I don’t think there’s absolutely anything to change with your writing style (in fact, I quite enjoy reading your blog, otherwise I wouldn’t be commenting!)
The ‘usability nutter’ bit was just a little joke (hence emoticon at the end), and there’s no reason to take it too seriously. It’s OK to love what you do, and if it makes you sound a bit mad eventually, that can only mean you probably doing it right! 😉