Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Sunday *Sigh*: At The Post - Again
Do you ever go back and re-read your old blog posts or reviews?
I agonize over my blog posts - probably waaaaay more than I should. It takes me a long time to write a witty, mildly amusing, spoiler free, thoughtful, insightful, helpful (did I leave any adjectives out ?) review.
Sometimes I think I spend more time writing the review then I actually spend time reading the book. A natural at this blogging thing I am not. I try to take notes as I read along (if I can remember to - this is a recent addition to the process), write the review, proof-read, spell-check, copy and paste my “review” into Blogger, read and spell-check it again, make subtle changes to enhance it‘s awesomeness, copy and paste it back into Word, proof-read and spell-check it yet again. *Deep breath* let it sit a day, go back and read it again to make sure it doesn’t blow and has something to offer before I finally copy and paste a polished review into Blogger. Phewwwwww that’s a lot of work! We’re at the post - we’re off! Hit publish, post and send!
Seriously given the process I just outlined above - I would be very skeptical and quite amazed if I found a mistake in one of my old reviews. Seriously...I would!
This week someone on Goodreads commented on a review I posted a mere 3 months ago. So I went back and re-read my own words of wisdom to see what I had so eloquently written to prompt a comment and noticed in the very first line...you guessed it...a MISTAKE. W.T.F.? The very first sentence? Are you kidding me? It wasn’t a spelling mistake per-se (I spell-check 15 times...ok may 5 times) but instead of using the correct word vast - I used the word fast. Edit, fix and save.
So the next day, I received a second comment on the same review and this time I actually re-read the entire review and guess what? I found another MISTAKE! Double W.T.F.! This time instead of using the correct word what, I substituted want. Grrrrrrr! Edit, fix and save…again.
Literally these mistakes just jumped off the page right at me as I was re-reading my review. How the hell did I miss them in the first place? It boggles my mind. Is it too ODC of me to go back and revisit all my previous posts looking for errors? Ya...that’s not going to happen.
Have you ever gone back a week, a month or a year later and discovered an error in one of your blog posts or reviews on Goodreads?
PS: If you find any errors in this post - keep it to yourself. Let me find my own mistakes a couple of months from now...or never.