It is with a sense of failure and disappointment that when I re-read a blog post a day or so later, I see the obvious grammatical and spelling errors!! ☹ “How come I missed those spelling errors, they are so obvious”, are words that run through my mind. The quote below is helping me move on, so to speak.
“Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes, learn from them and move on.”
While out walking this morning with the cool fresh air on my face, my mind was free to wonder and reflect on my disappointment. This is not the first time and it will not be the last time I’ve published posts with errors, but I decided I owed you my readers an apology for these errors and at the same time ask for your help. I know many of you are very articulate, and knowledgeable in the English language so I am asking you for your advice and suggestions about how I can reduce my error rate:
- What have you learnt that works well when writing?
- Any suggested books or websites you recommend?
- What resources/tools have you used when writing?
- What are your tips and tricks for proof-reading?
- Any other suggestions or ideas?
One small step to improvement
One immediate step I have taken is to write my blog posts directly in MS Word, then copy and paste the text into WordPress, as opposed to writing directly into WordPress. MS Word is pretty good at spell and grammar checking, so here’s hoping. Remember I would love to hear your writing and proof reading tips and tricks.
I recently enrolled on a blogging course as I want to become a better writer and develop my blog.
One part of the course is about finding “your niche”. At the moment I am struggling to find my niche. Thankfully, we are being advised “it takes time”, “it’s a journey”, “just start with something”, “something is better than nothing”, and if possible “it’s better to be deep and narrow in your focus and content” as opposed to wide and broad.
As a reader and to help me find my niche what do you find most beneficial/useful about my blog posts? Do my blog posts:
- inspire you to travel a different or less travelled route?
- encourage you to give that long held idea/bucket list item a go?
- show you that age is but a number?
- provide light reading or something else?
Your feedback please
Your comments and feedback is appreciated and will help me greatly, so do not be afraid to post a comment. If you do not want your comments posted (so everyone can read them) just leave a little note in the comments section saying so. (Each comment posted must be approved before it is displayed for public viewing.)
This ‘blogging’ activity is a journey for me and something I want to be get better and proficient at. I cannot wait to receive your input.
PS: I’m hoping I’ve got it right this time!!!
Till next time –GoldCard Gal 😊