Editing Posts

Some of you who follow this site as email recipients commented that you noticed I edited published posts from time to time.  To state the obvious, I do.

There are several reasons for this.  I always think that I could have written something better than they way I wrote it.  That goes for everything from books to posts to grocery lists.  I also have a habit of dashing off posts (live and scheduled) when a topic comes to mind.  this allows me to get the idea off my chest, but it doesn’t make for the most concise post possible.  I tend to have more grammatical errors when I’m in a hurry, and on some of the posts, it was clear I was typing far faster than my brain was capable of telling my fingers which keys to push.

Very rarely do I change the intent of the post.  I may clean up the language, to make it more precise, stick in a hyphen that didn’t make the cut the first time around, or something similar, but the general tone or specific comment of the post remains unchanged.

I hope this helps explain why you receive email notifications that I’ve added an “s” to a plural noun, inserted a comma to highlight a dependent clause, or any number of other syntactical things in an attempt to bring clarity to, and remove ambiguity from, a sometimes muddled message.

If you’d like to comment on this post or something similar, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!