Sunday Poser # 53

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week another blog related question;

When you re-visit your blog posts, do you feel you could have written or said it better?

Since I make many typos and grammatical mistakes when I write my posts on my phone, I often read my posts when they are published and when I see mistakes, I go back and edit them there and then.

When I rarely open a post published a while ago, perhaps for the purpose of sharing it again, I see many mistakes there and feel that I could have written it better. Maybe used less words or said it differently. If I am going to post it again, I often correct my mistakes or reformat these posts. I wish I had a lot of spare time to clean-up and refresh whole of the content of my blog, like Paula and Rory have done. Maybe one day I will.

What do you do when you find that your previous posts could have been written better or have mistakes in them. Do you correct them or move on to new things?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own posts and link them to this one so that I can find them.

Thanks for visiting and reading!



57 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 53

  1. I constantly revise my posts and not only for actual errors. I want everything to be consistent, so if I add a new tag, I go back and find all the relevant posts so I can put the tag on. I spend a lot of time revising old writing!

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  2. I spend ages when writing a new piece changing this and that, then I say to myself that will do and press publish. Then I edit it several times and so it goes on! As for old posts, I’ve never read one that I couldn’t improve!

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  3. Since I do the Redux posts (welcoming back earlier thoughts), I find myself reading them again and when needed, touching them up. That can include punctuation, spelling, flow, or content. But generally, once it’s written, I leave it in the past. Like you though, if I see it come up, say a repost somewhere else and I notice a mistake, I will edit it. Great question, Sadje!

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  4. I rarely reread older posts, honestly. When I do, I usually do find something I could improve, but I don’t edit posts once published except for typeos and to recategorize them or edit tags occasionally.

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  5. A great question. I always edit when I see something that is an issue, spelling, grammar or otherwise. Today it is usually that I might get an insight for a poem, a different word or phrase. Often this is not after the poem is published, yet I have changed and added words after poems have been published. Thanks for the prompt, Sadje.

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  6. I proofread and proofread again my posts before hitting PUBLISH, but nevertheless, I do find typos and grammatical errors when I reread them. And yes, if I find such errors, I will fix them. As to whether I think I could have written them better and made changes to rewrite what I previously posted, no, I don’t do that. Even when I do my Friday Flashback posts, I won’t rewrite what I previously posted, but if the original post had typos or misspellings or grammatical errors, I will correct those.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Fandango. I think most bloggers are doing this. Errors do slip in and we can easily correct them. Re-writing is way more tedious and not everyone’s cup of tea

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  7. Always feel like this, but I know that the more I write, the better I get at my writing. I cringe at my old writings and I have actually gone back and edited the ones from 2017 and 2018 but otherwise, I just leave them. I want to go back and “fix” them all but it is too overwhelming.

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    1. Fixing typos is something we all should do when we see them. But editing lots of past posts is too big a commitment. I think blogging is about self-expression. The now and current, so rewriting it may kill the spontaneity.


  8. If I find a typo I will fix it, but I really don’t revisit old posts much. Maybe I am afraid I will not like what I wrote… but then I can also usually tell how I was feeling and what was going on just by reading what I wrote so long ago. A good question Sadje!

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