It Makes A Difference

I have a feeling I'm making a fool of myself by writing a story in this group, since mine is not that good. Still, I'm not immune to effects of it.

A person who can express himself fluently by writing gives out same kind of air than a man in suit, at least to me. He knows what he is doing and has thought carefully about what he is saying instead of just blurting out the thoughts as they come in to his mind.. He is proper, intelligent, well-mannered and hot.

In the real world we can judge others' personalities based on so many factors. How they carry themselves, their voices, physical gestures, looks... but in Internet, we have only what they are saying and how they say it.

When I'm reading something I sometimes 'hear' a voice that recites what has been written. If the text has lots of obvious grammar and vocabulary mistakes (such as writing ”i” instead of ”I”) or the infamous txt spk, the 'voice' is mumbling and stuttering. Even if the contents of the text were perfectly fine, it affects the way I think of the writer and what he has written. In other words, it's hard to take seriously what he is saying.

I think it's actually a bit unfair towards us 'foreigners' who aren't fluent in English but still want to be heard, but it can't be helped. Still, it's shame how many good ideas get lost in translation or cannot be expressed at all.
Fearofsilence Fearofsilence
18-21, F
Jul 21, 2010