Sunday, March 18, 2007

I edit and republish

I have a confession to make. I am somewhat of a sloppy blogger. I write my blog and then proofread it like any normal person would do. Then I publish it. Later I check it or reread it and I almost always find mistakes that I missed during the first proofread. I then edit the blog to fix the mistakes and republish. I just can't let the mistakes go. I know there are probably times I miss some of my mistakes and they never are corrected. The obsessive part about this is that even if I find mistakes on blogs that I wrote a while ago I correct them and republish. People probably aren't even reading them anymore, but I feel the need to correct misspelled words or sentences that don't make sense. I was reading an email I sent to someone the other day, and I saw numerous mistakes in it. The funny thing is I didn't need to send it again. It would have been weird to send it again. I felt the need to fix the mistakes in the email because they bothered me, but resisted knowing that it wouldn't matter. But it was disturbing. Sometimes I see grammatical errors and leave them because I like the way it sounds better than how it would sound corrected. Usually it's misspelled words or words that were accidently left out of sentences or sometimes even the way the sentence sounds to me later that kicks me into 'I have to fix that' mode. I wonder if those of you who subscribe to my blog get a note saying I have updated whenever I edit a blog with mistakes. If so...sorry! We'll see how many mistakes I find in this post tomorrow!


Jay Anderson said...

Hey, I do the same thing. All the time. I especially go back and edit if I write something that offends someone, which, as you know about me, is generally quite often.

Terri B. said...

Me too! Bet you thought I'd never comment. I've been afraid I might make a grammar or typing mistake. :0)

Dixon Ailesi said...

Hey Terri! Just so you can rest easy I thought I should let you know I haven't edited it yet, and it's been 6 days! That's pretty good! Of course I don't think I have reread it either!