Talking Smack Online – Not Professional!

Talking Smack Online – Not Professional! - Avatar Posted by Carol_Amato under Online Marketing
From 3365 days ago
Made Hot by: kingofcontent92 on December 18, 2014 1:08 pm
Have you ever visited a blog where the content is very informative and useful . . . except the use of so many expletives?

Some of the sites I visit on a regular basis are filled with words which seems to make the site much less professional. That’s my opinion, but I’d like to know if I’m the only one who thinks this way…


Written by lyceum
3361 days ago

Carol: You have an interesting aspect bringing up the shock factor.

Yes, I am Lyceum on BizSugar, Twitter, and some other places online! ;) We had a philosophical magazine called Lyceum back in the day.

Best Premises,


Written by lyceum
3363 days ago

Personally, I don't use "strong" language in my content, but I don't have a problem with it if someone else is doing it. Take for example Gary Vaynerchuck and Julien Smith. They spice up their language now and then.

I recently had my friend and fellow podcaster with me in a radio studio, and I asked him to make some comments during my show. He used the f-word and said "h*ll ya" once. I thought it was pretty funny and made a point regarding his language.

I often say that people that are using curse words in a mass, have a lack of vocabulary. Could that be the case of rappers? ;)

Written by Carol_Amato
3362 days ago

Hello, Martin,

It’s so nice to see you commented on my blog, and it’s hard for me to remember you’re Lyceum on BizSugar. :-) Welcome to my blog, and thanks for coming by to read my article and then share your feedback, I appreciate it.

I definitely respect your viewpoint, Martin.

Ah, see - it’s all a matter of different definitions. “Spice up” to me does not equal cursing.

A person can be entertaining, informative and funny without having to shock people with expletives, but many folks want the shock factor.

Many reasons for this, but may be due to lack of confidence in their own ability as a thought leader in their industry, or they just may not care about offending listeners and take the “if you don’t like it, leave” attitude, which is a shame in my opinion.

I grew up in a home where cursing was a regular every day thing with my parents, as well as extended family and friends, but I think there is definitely a better way to communicate in families and while doing business online.

Have a good evening.

˜Carol Amato

Written by adrian1015
3365 days ago

I completely agree with you, Carol .. I do not like when I read cursing and makes me click off the page sometimes..No reason for that. I think sometimes people are lazy in writing.



Written by Carol_Amato
3365 days ago

Appreciate that, Adrian - I think much of it is due to laziness and forgetting they're trying to promote a brand/business.

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