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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Looking back...

... through my posts from last year, it’s occurred to me that I was in serious need of a spell-check, or proof-reading, or both. I’m re-reading to try and gain some perspective on my current situation. I’m always aiming forward but looking back and evaluating things from before help me to see thing a little clearer.


One thing is for certain, I shall be reading my posts very carefully to make sure that when I look back on them later, I’m not so embarrassed by the very obvious typos.

People obviously forgave me for them, because I still have readers. Have I mentioned lately how lovely you all are? You are, and more.

I’m thinking that I should write my posts in Word first and then copy and paste. Hmm, considerations…

6 comments:

WiseGuy said...

Oh my, Thank You!

Okay, well, it happens to me as well. When I read through my old posts, my spelling/grammatical mistakes kind of jump out and bug me....

WiseGuy said...

I have tried doing the 'Word' thing before actually posting...and it is good specially for long posts.

areyoukiddingme said...

You're a lot better than many people I've seen!

I hate when I go back and see a very obvious typo or misspelling - so frustrating!

Flying Monkeys said...

I'm terrible at proofreading, I often correct the error as I read it. I'm afraid if I used Word I'd never publish anything.

(I really hate it when people use a lot of text type in their blogs. I feel badly for hating it but I do.)

Quiet Dreams said...

Mozilla has spell-check available (somehow, it marks my misspelled words-- even in comments!)

Anyhow, I'm a lot more judgmental of my own misspellings than of others.

I found it really significant to look over my posts from the past year. Kind of wild, too.

Jamie said...

I think what Quiet Dreams said is true - we are more judgmental of our own misspellings than of others. My mother worked at newspapers her whole life and she can't read anything without proofreading it. I'm always a little self conscious of anything I write.

The worst for me isn't just misspellings but when the misspelled word is a real word and I change the meaning. I remember being really upset and blogging about a violent dream I had. But instead of 'violent' I talked about my 'violet' dream. Violet wouldn't have been so bad!