Reel Girl and typos

Just wanted to say sorry for all the typos on Reel Girl. This is the deal. I have little time to blog, and so I blog very fast. Usually, I’ve been thinking about what I want to write when I’m driving my car, up in the middle of the night, or pushing my kid on the swing. By the time I get to the keyboard, my ideas are clear but time is fleeting. Mostly, I work on my book when I’m alone in the house but I sneak off to blog by stealing minutes when my kids and my husband are around. Invariably, while I’m writing, someone is screaming for me or there is something else I need to be doing.

I’ve tried to save drafts for later when I can proofread them, but I’ve learned that those posts never go up. For me, blogging seems to be a combination of obsessively thought out ideas that are finally shared compulsively and impulsively. Once the blog has been posted, unlike one that hasn’t been, I do go back and proofread because it’s out there for everyone to see. My pride won’t let me leave up “higher” when I meant to write “hire.”

Sometimes I give myself a hard time about this fast and sloppy style of writing. No matter how important what you’re saying is, if you spell it wrong, it can look stupid. But, as I wrote, the fast posting in fits and spurts is the only way I am able to blog in way that is fulfilling and useful. Also, that’s what kind of cool about blogging, especially if in other areas of your life, including writing, you’ve got to be exact and fastidious.

I’m posting this without re-reading and will probably be revisiting when I find a minute or two again in the day to check all the typos.

Thanks for reading and your patience.

Margot

9 thoughts on “Reel Girl and typos

  1. Yeah, put me down for not caring about the typos. I am just in awe of what you manage to achieve with your time as it is!

  2. I DON’T CARE!!! Thank you for taking the time to share yourself, and create this space for all of us (even those who question your command of the english language) to learn about ourselves and others. If you think your message is diluted by grammar mistakes or spelling errors, maybe you should recruit some volunteers to proof read before posting to the site? I’m in.

  3. Proofread is one, not two words. The fact that you typed “proof read” twice means it is not a typo, you just don’t know. Do not blame lack of time, when it is really your lack of command of the English language.

    • Hi Tina,

      Thanks for the edit. It’s nice to have angry commenters doing my work for me, puts you all to good use.

      Margot

      • Hi Margot,

        I hope you don’t think of me as an angry commenter. My hope is to have a lively debate where both sides have enough respect for each other to accept dissenting opinions. I just know it personally bothers me to no end when I have typos in my writing. I understand what you mean about not wanting to save up posts as I’ve had projects fall to the side because I didn’t work on them immediately. But I’ve also produced a lot of great things because I waited until I was ready to work on them. Though, I still maintain the point that it’s a little lazy to just repost parts of old articles.

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