Have you ever gone back to something you wrote on-line and thought, well *#@% that didn't sound good. Or maybe read something and did not know how to interpret the tone of the message?
O.K. here's an example. "Sweet."
Go ahead, interpret it.
However, the on-line gurus have created symbols to help:
"Sweet!", "Sweet 8-)", "Sweet :-/" You catch my drift.
I read the Etsy forums a lot. Talk about a need for an interpreter, wowzer! I've learned a new word - snarky - I don't want to be snarky :-/ (most of the time) and a new abbreviation - IMO or IMHO - I have a lot of these 8-) However, one Etsy seller stands out in the crowd to me. Diane, from http://www.pixiebell.com, chimes in often. When she does, I read, and it is not hard to interpret. She has a way with written words. Her comments are helpful, informative, grammatically correct, and most importantly, IMHO, nice and nonjudgmental. You go girl! Because of this I look at her work in Pixiebell (see picture, click on link) and will be making a purchase one of these days :)
Be careful with the written word, it can bite you in the butt. Learn from Diane at Pixiebell.
Visit Diane's shop! OMG! Her work is beautiful - IMO!