Bloggers, Proofread All Your Posts, Before And After
It is always a good idea to read your posts carefully before you publish them. I admit that I sometimes don’t proof read thoroughly, and I really should, because I make a lot of mistakes.
This post is just a short blogger tip about proof reading. I did some work today on some old posts and couldn’t hardly believe all the errors I had found. I’m not perfect at blogging, but I want to be better than I am and have to work at it.
Earn Your Success: Bloggers Tip
- Don’t be in a hurry to post something ASAP.
- Take some time to reread your new posts BEFORE you post them. Read it a few times. Make corrections as you find the need to make them.
- After you proofread a post a few times, save the draft and walk away from for a few hours, then read it again. Chances are you will find a few more things you want to change.
- After going through the above steps you can publish your new post.
I know, I know, it’s a lot easier said than done. But it will be well worth it to your readers if you publish clean content. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I find words omitted from sentences, words spelled correctly but in their wrong usage (to, too… there, their). I also have a problem when typing ‘out’ I tend to type ‘our’, and spell check doesn’t flag those.
Your readers will thank you for catching those kinds of errors, and others as you find them.
Go Back After Your Post
Part of my website upkeep and maintenance is to go back to old posts and reread them. I still find errors even weeks and months after I have typed something. It makes me feel sick when I found bad errors weeks or months after I posted, but it happens.
This post will probably have lame errors on it… I’m only human and need an editor!
By all means change spelling errors and correct bad grammar, but don’t delete chunks of old postings, not even if the information is outdated. Doing so could affect your posts search rankings negatively.
If content is outdated, make a note of it in the post, then post New and improved updated content below it. This can add to your posts SEO!
I make a lot of writing errors when I blog, and I know others do as well. Take the time to reread everything you write a few times before you publish it to the web.
Then go back a few weeks later and do some upkeep to your old posts and reread them again.
You will be glad you did, and so will your readers.