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?
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.