Tanya is the host of Blogging Insight series
Do you edit your work before posting it?
I check for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and other typos when I proofread my post. Sometimes a few words are deleted or added to make the meaning of my writing clear.
Apart from correcting typos and spellings , how much (if any) of a post do you change before you send it out in the world?
No much is changed if I am going to publish the post immediately or pre-schedule it. But I do make sure that it reads well before I present it to my audience. Still, sometimes errors slip in the published post and some of my sincere friends point them out to me so that I can correct them.
If I am going to publish a post that has been lying in the draft folder for sometimes, ( there are posts that I started 2-3 years ago in my draft folder), I definitely edit them to be relevant in today’s environment.
Do you think that re-drafting a piece can “rob” it of its spontaneity?
I don’t think so. The first draft may not be that clear or eloquent. It may not be fitting the thoughts in my head exactly and edit or re-phrasing can improve the overall effect of the post, then I would do it. As for the spontaneity being spoiled, I think the post should convey a clear meaning than be spontaneous.