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I recently re-read a few of my older posts (and even recent ones), and I discovered SIGNIFICANT errors! Errors in grammar, spelling, and even missing words! When I find these errors, I immediately edit said post while tamping down my embarrassment.
Now, this got me to thinking. How often to we really proof read our posts before it goes live? I mean, I have seen legit publications and news sites publish something that looks like it was never proofread! Or maybe if it did, it just fell through the cracks and got missed? Maybe?
Which again brings me to my question. Do you ever proofread your posts before scheduling them to go live? I certainly don’t most of the time! Or if I do, it’s basically a haphazard checking that I still miss things!
I know it’s not a big deal really, but still, it drives me up the wall when I read my errors. I can always claim that English is really not my first language (I spoke English first before I spoke my dialect) but I’m sure that wouldn’t fly.
These errors are not even that significant as to affect the overall thoughts of my posts. In fact, it doesn’t really stress me out as much as I think it should. I guess it’s just me beating myself up for minor mistakes.
I’ve also noticed that when I have ideas jumping out of my head that my hands couldn’t keep up, I miss words. Or maybe I thought I typed it but in reality, I didn’t. I’m sure that has happened to all of us at one point or another.
What I’m trying to get at is this: I am bothered when I see errors on my posts but I really don’t proofread them before posting. Which really makes me lazy? Yeah?
Do you ever proofread your posts before scheduling them to go live?
If not, what do you do when you find errors in your posts?
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge