After over a decade of blogging, I am reminded that it IS still possible to make mistakes. You see, I committed a huge one yesterday when I shared the post: Girls' rules for fun mini holiday breaks.
Just before I wrote the post, I was completely and utterly knackered at the end of the day. But, because I committed to blogging daily, I was adamant about doing it no matter what.
Never mind that my brain was so frazzled it could barely string two words together, let alone create a coherent blog post.
Never mind that that same brain was telling me just to share a photo and a quick line. Or perhaps, a doodle and a quote.
With how I was feeling, the last thing I needed was to attempt at being clever, funny, or interesting in writing.
But, I blogged anyway.
My commitment to daily blogging/writing may be commendable, but it wasn't the right thing to do at the time.
When I read the post I shared the next day, I was completely horrified. It was beyond just 'mediocre blogging'. It was downright incomprehensible! In fact, I couldn't even understand what I was on about.
That's why I immediately rewrote the blog post first thing in the morning.
How many people read the original post? Who knows. All I know is that I hope it wasn't too many. 😉 And, I do apologise to those who may have encountered the horrid thing.
Now, under similar circumstances, what should I do to make it better?
1. When extremely tired, don't blog at all. It's not worth posting gibberish!
2. If I still wish to blog due to a commitment, but my brain can't quite string the right words together - just post something light. Preferably, something not so text-heavy. Like a photograph, a quote, a oneliner, a doodle or sketch... Anything but full blown blog posts!
3. Blog anyway - but make sure not to share it in public just yet. Sleep on it and retroactively post the blog piece, all edited and nice.
How about you? Have you committed a similar faux pas? How did you handle it?