Why oh why oh why

… do I repeatedly read a post in draft form and preview, but only after I publish it, and it cross posts to LJ do I spot the glaring typos and repeated words?

… and then realise I forgot to add tags.

One Comment

  1. July 29, 2010

    The person who wrote something is almost always the worst one to do checking, especially with a short time interval, because they read back what they know they meant to write. I’ve doene that for as long as I’ve been on the net.

    The only solution, if you don’t have someone else around to read it, is to leave it for a few days and then re-read.

    (Of course, there’s also the conspiracy theory, which is more fun: it’s fine when you write it, but THEY rewrite it before it gets posted to make you look bad. For any values of THEM. Sometimes I almost believe that theory: “I can’t possibly have written that!”)

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