I have realized that I use exclamation points a lot in my writing. Whether is be on my blog, on twitter, in comments, text message or anything else. I had never really thought about it before. I am just such a happy person that I like to exclaim my excitement and happiness with a !. I mean I don’t use it after every sentence, but it does pop up a lot.
I was reading somewhere (AUGH, I wish I could find a link to where I read it!!) that if a person has to use an exclamation mark other than on very rare occasions, than they are not writing properly. Or something along those lines. I don’t really remember exactly what the person wrote, but, whatever they said, it made me feel self conscious of my exclamation points and when and where I use them.
I think that I am a fairly good writer. Sure, sometimes things I write don’t make perfect sense, but it’s not like I am writing a university paper. It’s a damn blog or tweet or whatever. What’s the big deal, right?!
Anyway, what are your thoughts on the exclamation mark?
On a completely unrelated note, my cleaning of the oven experiment went well. It didn’t catch on fire or anything. It made the house smell terrible, but it also made the kitchen really hot, which warmed up the rest of the house. Yay. I might have to do it again one day.
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