I received a private message from a fellow reader that felt a bit disappointed with my latest post because it wasn’t up to standards in comparison to the other posts I’ve written.
My love, the English teacher in me is cringing right now. If you agree, and only if you agree, I will take my red pen of correction and blue pen of explanation to your Norn 9 blog. I suspect you were rushed and overtired when you put this together. Your ideas and opinions are good, as they always are, you just didn’t put it together as well as you usually do.
Just so you know, my feelings won’t be hurt if you say no.
After a couple of rereads and a friend of mine also having his input on my post, I think it is now somewhat “readable” for the public. I apologize to everyone that read this post and didn’t feel like it was a 100% LynLyn post.
The person who wrote the comment above was actually right. I kind of rushed and published it right before heading out to eat sushi with my sister and cousins. I shouldn’t have done so, and just took another reread with fresh eyes later on that night. But as you can see, I didn’t and I got a disappointed reader as a result of it. So once again, I apologize, especially to this particular reader.
There are a couple of things I learned from this:
- I have actual readers that really take the time to read a good majority of my posts. As a blogger, you question whether or not people do actually read your posts and from this comment, it seems like someone does. 🙂
- It’s a critique, but a pretty thoughtful and considerate one. I don’t usually see those often, so I responded with thoughtfulness as well. (On a side note, though, the comment above is what I consider good commenting.)
- I can’t get away with things since I have a much more stable audience than I thought. People are watching me.
So now what?
I can’t guarantee that every post will be perfect (I know that some of my past posts have errors in them), but I will try to be extra careful when publishing from now on. For this particular one, though, I picked food over a good post.