Should SARCASM be used when writing a BLOG?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services

Should SARCASM be used when writing a BLOG? If you want to find an easy answer, then include it in your blog and wait for the comments to flood in. I learned this lesson on Saturday when I wrote a blog to tell the story of a Buyer Broker who blasted me becuase the Seller who was a Bank did not accept HER Buyers offer becuase SHE added some "SMALL contingencies." to a cash offer when the property was a cash only, as is, no contiongency type of sale.

 

The "Fireworks" got started when I "copy and pasted" the first two sentences which spelled contingency this way "CONTINGINCY". 

With sarcasm in hand I thought it a GREAT IDEA to use her spelling in my TITLE and through out the blog to make a point. The email also contained many words spelled out as we were using phonics such as small was spelled "samall".

My point would not have been as strong if I corrected the spelling errors and gave you an edited version. It was much more effective writing it AS IS using her type of phonics.

What is the problem you are wondering?

 

1. The first problem is some readers do not read the whole blog. The read a title and perhaps the first pargraph?

2. The second problem may be that I needed a larger disclaimer or disclosure that this "BLOG CONTAINS SARCASM" and written in the same phonics as was sent to me to complain that their offer did not get accepted because they used "contingincies" (get it) in their offer.

3. When you write a blog be available to comment immediately. I published it in the early morning hours before heading to my Daughters Softball Allstar Tournament in an area without phone service or internet to read and reply to said comments. Getting home late at night allowed the disease of complete rudeness to spread like Poison Ivy.

4. Be prepared for the worst of people to come out leaving NASTY comments and Emails becuase they do not understand sarcasm.

What was i to do... As I made the disclosure BIGGER, I still was receiving spelling lessons so I decided  it was just easier to re-write the words that made MRS. BUYER AGENTS email as popular as it was, which changed the tone of my blog.

The moral of the story is when you write a blog, and you decide to include sarcasm, it is alot like texting as people can not see the smile or smirk on your face as you type it. They may not know it is a joke. It is not a given they will read down to the disclaimer "This blog is written in the same phonics as the Buyer agent sent me so they can understand why you do not place contingencies, no matter how small in offers for Bank owned Homes.

So THANK YOU spelling teachers and Bullies for your 2 cents. Before you leave a taunting comment go to Wiki, where Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter jibe or taunt",[1] usually conveyed through irony or understatement.[2] Most authorities distinguish sarcasm from irony;[3] however, others argue that sarcasm may or often does involve irony[4] or employs ambivalence.[5] Sarcasm may be appropriate or inappropriate, though this is generally a function of one's point of view.

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You probably should use the little smiley faces. Then SOME  :-) might get it.

July 31, 2012 04:26 PM
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Thomas McCombs
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You gotta be a good riter to get away w/ sarcasn.  And you gotta be an even better reeder to recognize it.

July 31, 2012 07:55 PM
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Hi Scott. I didn't read your post but it seems like they didn't read it in its entirety which says more about them than it does about you ;)

July 31, 2012 11:43 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Lenn has it right - you have to let them know this was exactly how they spelled it - not your own stupid spell checker.

August 01, 2012 08:58 PM
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Cyndi Carver
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Sarcasm works better in person when you know the person. Sarcasm is also funny when the whole context of the article is read. I think it's best to avoid it because any deep sarcasm can come across as negative.

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Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of The Godzyk Real Estate Services located in Manchester NH. With 25 years of Real Estate experience Scott specializes in Listing and Selling Bank Owned Homes, Short Sales, Residential Properties, Condominiums, New Construction and Investment Properties. Scott services the counties of Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Belknap. To contact Scott Godzyk please call 603-661-2121 or email sctprop@aol.com. his website is www.ScottSellsNH.com.