Whoa…my first rant. I love reading the posts under this tag because it’s funny when people are upset. That sounds like something Happy Bunny (www.jimbenton.com) would say.
My first rant is about me. That’s right. I’m frustrated with myself. Me and my inability to catch stupid proofreading mistakes.
Every day that I blog, I click Post, and then within mere minutes I inevitably click Edit. Doesn’t matter how many times I click Preview, something always slips by me.
Me: Not again! “And then Kiefer Sutherland and I ate monkey cheese?” How did that get there? I meant to type Doritos. They don’t even sound alike!
At least sometimes I catch it within minutes, but there have been times when I’ve been responding to comments the next day and I notice some silly mistake.
Me: Oh my god! That’s been posted for 25 hours, 33 minutes, and 17 seconds! People must think I’m an illiterate idiot who can’t use a comma, spell, or even write sentences that make sense! Nooooooooo! (::Head hung in shame::)
This is especially sad because I’ve been working as an editor and writer for the last 7 or so years. And I’m teaching an English 101 class at the local community class.
How many times have I written this on a student’s paper: “There are several mistakes that could have been caught through careful proofreading. Try using Natural Reader before turning in your next essay”?
Maybe I should use Natural Reader before I post anything. Or maybe WordPress should employ someone to proofread my posts. Think they’d go for it?
I guess I’ll have to settle for “Writing can always be improved. Something can always be changed to make it better.”
Thank goodness WordPress doesn’t have a Red Pen feature for readers to correct my silly mistakes.
Readers, I apologize to you for every single mistake I’ve ever made, and oh, there have been many.
The End. Please return to munching on your monkey cheese.