Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Still Learning, Indeed

In the excitement of finally making my blog public, I realized I let a major typo slip in my Facebook and Twitter posts which announced it. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize this until about 12 hours later, as I scanned Twitter as I lay in bed, last night.

Instead of saying “Ever wonder how to make ricotta?” I wrote “Every wonder how to make ricotta?” I am still kicking myself for missing this and can’t believe I let it slip. If there was a typo in the post itself, I’d have been much more okay with that, but a typo in a social network post (especially one with big news)…unacceptable.
Yes, I know we all make mistakes and typos happen to everyone, but the thing that gets me is proofing/editing is a major part of my job (as is managing our social channels- aka, posting things correctly). I spend a lot of time reviewing documents, award submissions, copy, etc. and have come to consider myself a good proofer, which is why this is especially bothersome.
I know it’s all due to the fact that I was so excited to get the blog out there and share it with friends, but it’s still no excuse. I’m trying not to be too hard on myself, but having a difficult time letting this one go. I know the sting will wear off soon (it’s better even today, following my major freak out last night), but it’s not easy or fun. Granted this is nothing major in “real” life, but it’s pretty major in mine.
As the title of this blog indicates I’m still learning in this life – Still learning to write, still learning to proof, and still learning to get over the relatively small trip-ups.
Did you notice the typo? And if so, what did you think?


  1. I didn't notice no typo and I tink it wasn't a so bad as you tink.

  2. Just saw this today and thought of you...