Thursday, April 1, 2010

Look the Other Way

In honor of April 1, I'll be your April Fool.

It's been called to my attention (mostly by my charming, former public relations manager, press-release-writing wife) that I'm usually good for at least two typos per posting.

The irony, of course, is that I'm a professional writer/reporter. So, theoretically, I should be able to string together a few paragraphs of error-free thoughts. This is is proving to be quiet the task for me.

I'll defend my self breefly first. I type these postings in Blogger's dialogue box as opposed to typing in MicroSoft first, which offers a grammar-spellll checker. Blogger doesn't check for grammar, so I get some homonyms wrong form time to thyme as well as some other misplaced words or botched word ordering.

That's my excuse. Now for my rationalizations. Bottom line: I don't care enough to edit closely for grammatical errors. I'm just trying to get my thoughts out their, so after I type the original, I scan the article a second time just to make sure I didn't leaf something out and that my thought process makes sense...at least two me. And I run the spell check to cover any really embarrassing typos.

To serve as a constant reminder of this blog's purpose and my own shortcomings, I decided to add a permanent Disclaimer in the left-hand column, so now I'm free to screw things up terribly...it already has been disclaimed.

And finally, please don't judge my ability to write/report from this blog alone. Otherwise I probably won't be able to freelance anymore.

Happy April Fool's Day!

2 comments:

  1. It's Friday, and that means that the Seventh Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up - and you're on it!

    Here is the link:

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    Thanks!

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