Friday, March 28, 2008

would it be so wrong...

... to keep editing my blog posts long after I hit "publish"? The way I look at it, nobody is ever going to read one of these ridiculous novels twice, so with each post-publish edit I'm improving the quality of my narrative for the next unsuspecting reader who comes along. Right?

Humour me and say right.


17 comments:

Maggie May said...

Right ,,, er ....... what?!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Yep. Right!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I do it about a zillion times because of that very reason.

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softinthehead said...

OK ....right! if I knew how to edit, you know me!!

Jan said...

I always edit. I wonder if someone that has read it and then reads again are wondering if they have lost their minds. Edit away its your bloggy.

KAREN said...

I do that sometimes - I can't resist - then worry that people will re-read it and think either they, or I, have gone insane. Yes people do occasionally re-read posts...don't they?

Potty Mummy said...

I thought we all did it!

Kaycie said...

Edit to your little heart's content. It doesn't matter if anyone reads them again or not. Your posts should say what you want them to say.

Kimberly said...

I plan to print and bind some of my blog posts...

...eventually.

So editing sounds just brilliant to me.

ciara said...

ummmm...yeah, ok. i only re-edit when i see my mistakes the first time. but most of the time, i just let it go. you know, kind of like the movie risky business....sometimes you just gotta say wtf lol

btw...can't keep a child occupied 24/7 and there's no such thing as the perfect parent. i think you're doing a great job xo

Corey~living and loving said...

i edit for obvious mistakes, but I just don't have time to go back and make it better. LOL i hardly have the time to even write the dang things.

CrazyCath said...

Right! I tweak - not the content (because it might make a nonsense of the comments!) but the layout and stuff I do.

If I need to edit, I add post scripts in different colours. I've seen others do this - it updates readers and is a good idea.

So editing is good! :0)

The Rotten Correspondent said...

absolutely right.

really.

Summer said...

Well, I do it.

jennifer h said...

I always, always edit. I can't think of a post I haven't edited after I published it.

So yes. Yes, right!

Jen said...

LOL! I do the same thing and my posts aren't nearly as entertaining as yours!!! I edited my post the other day and my friend starting second guessing what she read and thought she was losing her mind as she swore she read something and then it didn't that something anymore on my post. I was nice and clued her in that I edited the post. . . that is. . . after making her sweat about it for a lil bit. Hee Hee, aren't I awful!?

Carolyn said...

Phew everybody. Thanks. And I thought it was cheating. How neurotic am I???

Jen - your comment made me laugh especially because I have often wondered if my edits ever showed up just as a person was reading it. I could imagine someone shaking their head out of confusion when something changed right before their eyes.

(But then I realized that wouldn't really happen unless they hit refresh. Either way, the idea of it makes me giggle.)

Another observation: my posts of five sentences or less always seem to get the most response. Are you guys trying to tell me something?

LOL. This comment was longer than the post itself