Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Q" is for Curly Q's

A to Z Blogging Challenge: "Q" is for Curly Q’s

Curly Q  [kur-lee kyoo] - adjective - Something that is annoying or difficult to follow, as pertaining to writing or blogs, that causes the reader to tune out.
Writing Exercise: What in writing or blogs causes you to tune out?  Share in the Comments Section.
My response is below.


I tune out when I see:

Curly Q #1-- Fancy-smancy language that is hard to understand. What does Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia mean anyway? If I have to look it up, I skip it! 

Curly Q #2-- Funky Fonts that are hard to read.
This is pretty, but it is hard to focus; I'm getting annoyed. I stop reading.

Curly Q #3-- Bragging, flaunting, "I'm better than you" attitude. Not every trip you've taken, not every piece of jewelry you've bought, not every accomplishment you've had needs to be broadcasted on Facebook (can anyone relate?). 

Ok, your turn. What causes you to tune out?


  1. I would have to say too much of those Funky Fonts would cause me to tune out.


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  2. For me, it is really long pieces (my attention span is way too short) and inappropriate language. I don't want to be subject to that. (Wish I could blip it from TV programs.)

  3. Hey we used the same picture. ;)

    I tune out when the posts are wordy and rambling. Short, to the point is great.

  4. I tune out when the posts are too long. Short and sweet is my preference.

  5. Foul language turns me off!
    From the comments you've received I'm in a big trouble with my latest post! It's too long, but I couldn't shorten in to my satisfaction.

  6. All, I agree with you. Thanks for leaving a comment. See you tomorrow!

  7. I agree with all three, plus long posts, never ending paragraphs, blinking stuff, auto play of some music, funky colors, lots of clutter left and right, asking tons of questions. I think that might be all, LOL!

  8. Funky fonts for sure. And lengthy, long-winded posts.

  9. well, first of all, if the blog isn't in English, i'd definitely tune out. :P Mostly though, really bright letters or black backgrounds make it hard for me to read, so i end up moving on. :P great meeting you through the az!


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