Please Use Your Canadian Spelling

Schools here in Canada, Ontario (Newmarket, Ontario to be precise) are teaching students to spell the US way. Not Canadian. Why?

I don’t know but it makes me angry. No modifying, polite, adjectives, just plain angry.

It is hard to find Canadian spelling online. It is not offered as an option. You can easily find options for US and UK spelling. All English spelling is not created equal. What about Canada, Australia and other cultures who use the English language in their own way?

People need to speak up, spell up! Tell site owners, webmasters, content marketers and the rest of them to offer Canadian spelling (or whatever English spelling you come from).

Most of all – Use your Canadian spelling yourself. Keep it alive, active and popular.

Welcome (Again)

My sites include my interests in web publishing, creative writing, urban exploration, ASCII art, and general art, culture, travel and history. I have several sites because I really like writing and publishing online and I tend to buy new domains on impulse when the idea always seems good at the time.

I have been online since 1996 running my own sites single-handed and self taught since before WordPress. I’ve also written for several other sites and networks: Suite 101, BackWash, LockerGnome, HerPlanet, HubPages, Squidoo, Twolia, and WZ.com. Before the WWW got going I also wrote for zines.

I was an editall with the Open Directory Project for over ten years. I’ve never been able to like or accept SEO since being on the side of having to clean it up in the early days of the web.

I’m never bored. People who claim to be easily bored must be half brain-dead. There is always something else to do, try, explore or get totally wrong. I’m a recovering perfectionist and find it hard to give myself credit for anything when there is always something that could be fixed, made better, in short, perfected. At times I burn myself out or just don’t get started at all. Yet, I’ll be back… always an optimist, too honest and eventually someone will sum that up on my gravestone in a unique and clever way that I will wish I could see. I believe in reincarnation because I really want the end to be just the beginning.

Should you be wondering… this is not a professional profile. I don’t think I could ever really manage that level of proficient, professional perfection.

Doing things my own way is so much a part of who I am. It’s a shame I have given myself so much to aim for. But, I am recovering… some days.