After debating taking on yet another hobby today I started reflecting on what I have learnt in the last seven months since I became a content designer and what I still have to learn. So here are my reflections on my recent progress. Some are physical or interpersonal skills, others are just realisations about myself.
1. Many of the things that I was taught about punctuation and grammar in school have now become myths.
Depending on the era you were educated in you may have been told things such as NEVER put a comma before ‘and’, NEVER start a sentence with ‘but’ and you must ALWAYS put commas at the end of every part of an address and stagger each line. Turns out these are not militant rules, but more of a myth that is passed down. And I have held these hangups until now. But (see what I did there) thank you to content design guidelines and books like The Oxford Guide to Plain English, the truth is now out there.