Don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a little football going on today. In Green Bay, it’s like a national holiday. As such, I won’t be on the computer much today, so I refer you to my Favorite Sites and thought I’d repost something that has come up in conversation with friends and fellow bloggers this week. This is an article I wrote in April 2011.
I just spent a good 2+ hours reading ALL the blogs I subscribe to with an RSS feed and also checking Facebook. And I just have to say how utterly frustrated I am.
You see, apparently I’m a Blog Snob. This goes beyond my distaste for Blog Spam, this has to do with simple constructs of the English language. Things I have seen today:
- “Anyways” is not a word
- “Alright” isn’t, either
- “That being said” is one of the most overused phrases in the world; what’s wrong with using the word “However“?
- Starting every post with “So, blah de blah de blah” is lazy. I try to write conversationally, but you’re not actually having a conversation.
- Speaking of which, not knowing the difference between your and you’re as well as their, they’re and there drives me nuts, too
- Not EVERY coupon and deal post is *HOT* or in need of multiple exclamation points !!!! I actually get anxious reading those blogs and websites. Some put these on every post they write. These are the ones I usually categorize as Blog Spam and I do not read them on a regular basis for this very fact. Every time I think I’ve weeded these out from my reading list, another makes their way in as I “try it out” for a few weeks to see if there’s anything interesting I could use.
- I don’t know about you, but I won’t encourage you to “snag” any deal, either.
I realize that not every blogger/writer of the money-saving sites is a professional, but they should have a basic grasp of language and grammar. The way I see it, if you want people to take you seriously, you better learn to write correctly. It’s not enough to find the deals, you have to know how to tell people, too. When I see stuff like the above-mentioned (and believe me, that’s a SMALL list of what I came across today), I am less inclined to take that writer and their deal seriously.
I realize that it might not matter to you, the reader, but it matters to me. Just like the controversy over decoding UPC codes on TLC’s Extreme Couponing put ALL couponers under the microscope last week, writing poorly is one of the reasons many call us “Mommy Bloggers”, and not in a positive way.
There are plenty of great websites out there that do it right so I don’t mean to paint everyone in a bad light. But like I said, you read enough of them and the same mistakes keep being made.
Anyway (the correct form of the word)… rant over. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.
I am in a desperate need for spring cleaning. Well, not so much spring cleaning as spring PURGE of all the stuff I want to get out of my house. If you feel like me, today’s side deal for Groupon Green Bay might be an option for you: $83 for $183 Worth of Junk-Removal Services from SpaceMakers.
That will get you 1/4 load hauled away. Only problem is I do not see specs on what a full load would constitute.
As with any daily deal, make sure you read all rules and restrictions before you buy.
Need new glasses like me? Then one of today’s Groupon for Green Bay might be for you, too.
Wisconsin Vision is the company that signed a deal with former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey.
There are many locations in Wisconsin including Appleton and Green Bay.
As with any daily deal site, read all rules and restrictions before you buy.
Can you believe it? There’s another local deal site for people in the Green Bay area? DealKadu is in pre-launch mode right now. You can choose either Green Bay and Appleton vicinity or Oshkosh and Fond du Lac area.
How is this site different? Kadu is a dog that has been trained to sniff out deals (just go with it–if it means more opportunities for great deals, I’ll play the game). If you buy the deal, you will also be given a token in your account that can be used for another deal at that same business for a later visit. You also have the option of gifting that token or trading it with another member of DealKadu who DOES want it. You can read all about it HERE.
Right now you can also buy $20 of Kadu Kash for only $5. Kadu Kash can be used towards future deals offered on the site.
The only downside I see right now is that they only take PayPal as a form of payment.
Can’t wait to see what this site has to offer once it officially goes live.