Found this in my e-mail. I sent it to a well meaning friend a few months ago:
I am learning, that as a writer, I have to use my own voice.
Sometimes I use blue language. I use it on facebook, on my blog and in real life.
Not everyone cares for it.
This blog is my story. My perspective. My opinions.
If my language offends you, then I encourage you to read other writers. There are many out there. Good writers who share your values, your point of view.
If you are going to continue reading, I ask that you respect my voice.
Obviously, my well meaning friend recommended that I stop swearing so much.
Obviously, I didn't.