Friday, February 5, 2010
I feel like my blog has even been suffering. I look over posts, fraught with spelling errors and formatting issues and I feel embarassed and inattentive (paring knife, not pairing.) Sometimes I think using the blogger platform itself might come off as amateur. (I know other people have written on this subject, such as Eden Spodek.)
Maybe this will sound like a justification of sorts (and maybe you should interpret it as such), but I think the mistakes are ok. I have to remind myself that blogging is a fluid form of communication.
Sometimes I generate more content than a newspaper staff writer would. I have a busy 9-5 day job and I don't have a copy editor; I'm a one man show. I don't write about anything I don't want to and it warms my heart to interact with people and discuss ideas. I love blogging and it brings me great joy.
I'm simply declaring to myself and to you that I'm ok with mistakes because they demonstrate that blogginf is personal, fast and sometimes because that's what makes blog honest and , that sense of reality.
In the meantime, I am comforted by the fact that this hasn't just been a hard week for me. I know others, including Megan Telpner from The Appetizer had a rough one too. (Click here for her recipe for healing turmeric tea.)