Saturday, January 30, 2016

A blogging question

Am I the only person who will update posts when/if a typo gets noticed? I'm not in the habit of going back to review my deathless prose, but every so often I'll be scrolling down the page kind of checking to see if any one bothered checking one of the little boxes at the bottoms of posts and a huge honking typo screams at me. Some of the stuff I manage to miss when I'm supposedly proofreading before hitting Publish does not speak well for my copy editing skills. Then again, I always tell people no one can accurately edit themselves: your mind sees what you think you put there and not what your fingers on the keyboard actually did.

I do know most bloggers will fix stuff if a reader points it out, whether it's a factual error or a typing blooper, but that's a little different than being sufficiently anal-retentive to go back and correct minor typos that may have been sitting there for a month without anyone else noticing. Maybe I really do have CDO . . .  


  1. I've corrected things a few times but mostly I just let them go, most folks get the drift anyway. If anyone needs a proofreader and help with grammar it is Dora.

  2. You crack me up! You discovered my secret nightmare... I, too, feel like correcting everything... so I seldom go back and read my own writing... it would drive me nuts to know it isn't correct.

  3. before I got spell check my posts were like they were done by a 2nd grader..not so much dumb for not knowing how to spell a word, but in a hurry and misspelled it and just left I have spell check and thank the Goddess for it.

  4. I'll go back and correct if I catch it. If not I blame it on the spell checker for not catching it.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  5. I will always fix an error in an older post if I spot it. I think it is a good thing.


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