Can I Rock Your Body (Get You In Shape) Even Though I “Can’t Spell”?

We get boatloads of email – EVERYDAY – here at Atlas Headquarters…

And at least a few of them really grab our attention each day – each in their own special way.

Here is one that provides as interesting perspective – and after reading it – you’ll have a better understanding of the title of today’s post. So, enjoy – and please feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of the post…

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: spelling
From: [email protected]_________.net
Date: Thu, May 21, 2009 6:15 am
To: joey ( at ) joeyatlas . com

Hello, Joey.
I am not writing to be picky. I am writing to share a perspective that could be helpful. Really. I just read your letter about caffeine, etc. I have been enjoying checking out your perspective on fitness and health. I am reading along mentally “deciding” if you are to be trusted. If you are knowledgeable. If you can help me…

Unfortunately, not taking a moment to hit “spellcheck” and revealing that you deliberately don’t know how to spell diarrhea and aren’t going to make the effort to find out how to spell it causes me to doubt your care, and accuracy in presentling other health information. Now, I don’t personally care if you can spell or not and I know the content can still be good but it raises doubt in a reader’s mind…… For me, that causes me to have to work to get past it and becomes an obstacle to credibility.

Maybe other readers find it endearing, amusing or whatever. I am looking for solid information from a thorough, credible person. It is my health (very important) and there are so many options and opinions out there to sift through. If you have a credible opinion, it is helpful to present it that way. With care. And spellcheck. :-)

In appreciation,

Before I give you a chance to leave your thoughts below – I wanted to see if you caught Barbara’s misspelling…

“presentling” …I’m not sure that’s a word… hmmm… maybe her ‘spellcheck’ wasn’t working…

Barb – don’t take this the wrong way – I do this in fun – …I still appreciate you – and I’m also VERY sure my programs will help you immensely – even though I’m guilty of a few tiepoes here and there ;-)

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas

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