It’s just not funny…….maybe
Hello. Hope your weekend went well.
You always learn something from everything you do.
I wrote the blog below on Friday afternoon. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top, outrageous post meant to be funny. Emphasis on “meant to be”.
Jo, Mel and I all went through it.
* Jo didn’t like it – she thought not everyone would ‘get’ my sense of humour.
* Mel – the wife and mother! – thought is was funny.
* I thought it was either really good or really bad.
4 bits of feedback
So far I’ve had 2 people email me and tell me how good the post was.
And 2 people emailed to tell me they hated it.
And that’s the trouble in using humour in otherwise business type writing.
It’s really difficult to get across the humour. What is funny to me, may not be even remotely funny to you.
So I guess the question is: Should we use humour in our writing at all?
I think yes. Otherwise it would be far too boring to read (let alone write). But, the humour needs to be softer with not such outrageous statements.
That way it can still be interesting to read without offending people.