Anyone who has read more than a couple of my blog posts knows I don’t spend much (any) time editing my posts. I typically write these early in the morning and don’t allocate more than a few minutes to write. Because of this, there are the occasional grammar, spelling or punctuation issues (some might say more than just occasional). However, if I’m writing a formal business report, it’s done with a completely different style, it’s edited and much more time is spent making sure it’s done right.
Others might feel this amount of detail and effort should be made in all writing but the reality is, in my case, if I had to do that, I wouldn’t write these as I don’t have the time.
Sadly, I’m seeing more and more people who don’t understand the importance of writing more formally in business settings. Just the other day, I received a serious business correspondence using “4” instead of “for”, using “u” instead of “you” and using many other abbreviations, acronyms and “…” instead of taking the time to write it out properly.
While this person might have felt they didn’t have the time to write more professionally, I just looked at it as an immature way to communicate and ended up not taking it seriously.
If you want people to take your writing seriously then write right (or is that write correctly?)
It might take a few more minutes but using the example of the person who wrote me, they could have either taken a few more minutes or not written at all because what they did write was just a waste of time
Just something to think about
Have a great day!