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Blogging Insights — Editing

TODAY’S QUESTIONS

Do you edit your work before posting it?

Apart from correcting typos and spellings , how much (if any) of a post do you change before you send it out in the world?

Do you think that re-drafting a piece can “rob” it of its spontaneity?

MY ANSWERS

Do you edit your work before posting it?

Hardly ever. I just do a quick scan for spelling mistakes and typos.

Apart from correcting typos and spellings  , how much (if any) of a post do you change before you send it out in the world?

Usually none at present. There isn’t usually a very long interval between composing a piece and hitting the schedule or post button.

Do you think that re-drafting a piece can “rob” it of its spontaneity?

I think there is no right answer (or no wrong one) to this question . It depends entirely on the particular instance. When I am writing in response to a prompt or doing a piece on a current issue, I will usually not re-draft. If I come back to a post that I have drafted some time ago, I will probably edit or re-draft it.

What do you think ? I would love to know.

25 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Editing

  1. It will post tomorrow right after midnight. A better question might be “how do you know when a post is ready for publication? Since perfection is impossible, at what point do you make the decision that “NOW” is the right time?

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  2. I used to write everything in a word document [2017/18], then correct it and then cut and paste. But from 2019, l started writing direct in the editor and making a quick spell check then publishing but then spend twenty minutes tidying up after l had published, but that’s not really professional. Now, l write everything in the draft folder, once it is done, l save to draft, preview, copy the document in preview and paste into a Word document, check the spellings, edit and correct, then transfer the document corrections into the draft copy, preview and read the finished document and press publish.

    Occasionally even now, l still see a few errors that the correction edit missed.

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