it would appear that for nearly two years i could be accused of committing a cyber crime...
our #1 sent me this article
and she said (and i quote) "mum, i didn't even bother to read this...i just saw the title and knew it was talking about you"
i read it and my little heart sank.
yes, i am a 'quotation abuser' of the worst kind. i can't help it, i like the extra little frilly bits on the keyboard that help to decorate my ramblings, without them i would remain 'mute'...
this is not the first time i have read about this condition of mine. my man told me a few months back about blogs that point the finger at people like myself, accusing us of crimes commited against the english language...making us feel unworthy of our space in blogland, making us doubt our abilities.
the rest of the day passed in a blur of 'self doubt' and being plaqued by thoughts of giving up my happy place. my little blog, that has helped me feel like i am a little bit 'okay' is now making me feel like i am a sinner, a wrong doer...
i went to bed with a nagging voice inside of me saying "you know what it said Tif, it said a good writer does not rely on quotations to express themselves...face it Tif, it told you plain as day...if you use quotes in your writing then you are a crap writer"
i woke this morning with it playing heavy on my mind, how is it that something written by someone else has such an impact on me, makes me doubt myself so easily...why do they feel they have a right to judge me and my 'quotation addiction'.
then it came to me dear readers, when in the past two years of ramblings have i ever stood up and called myself a writer?
"never" i hear you cry,
"say it again dear readers"
"thank you" i reply
and before i rest my case may i just add, just to make it really clear.
i have never given myself the title of writer, maybe mother, wife, daughter, crafter, 'shit shoveller' and 'vomit picker upper' to animals and crap cook but never, ever 'WRITER'.
so there we have it, i will carry on my abusive ways and not give two brass monkeys as to whether i offend the english language connoisseurs because let it be known to all that care to read my twitterings from time to time...(to which i thank you by the way)
i am a 'creative rambler of words' with an addiction to 'quotation marks' and i'm proud of it
she's glad she got that off her chest ~ Tif