. . . It’s hard to know when to stop!
I have never considered myself to have OCD, but I am a little obsessive about my posts.
I do my best to edit and “perfect” a post before I publish it. But, then I will re-visit it and decide something would sound better this way, or I think of a picture that would look good there, or something else suddenly occurs to me that I should have told you about, so I add a pararaph about that.
So, I frequently edit my posts multiple times after they have been posted. Luckily, I don’t think most people read a post the second time, so I don’t think anyone notices.
But, because each of my posts is really a “work in progress,” here’s a little suggestion. Don’t ever tell someone, “Go to Sandra’s post and read the last sentence in the third paragraph — it made me laugh out loud!” Because there’s a good chance that that sentence has been changed. Or, that that paragraph has been moved, and the last sentence in the third paragraph may now be about someone’s dog dying or something equally sad, and your friend will think you are totally insensitive, not to mention, just a little bit weird!
Okay. Here’s my post about editing. But, I’m pretty sure I’ll be back later to edit it.
Edit #1: How could I have not even mentioned typos?!! I am shocked at how often I re-read a post and find mis-spellings and transposed letters, and with amazing frequency, letters just left off the end of words, like I got tired of typing the word and just quit!!
Edit #2: And, I have given up trying to correct my grammar. If there are any English teachers who read my blog, I’m sure they see all kinds of mistakes in that regard. That’s why I love the idea of “poetic license.” I like to think of my errors as adding character and uniqueness — as Dr. H would say, “my own voice.”