My Mistake


Happy Labor Day to everybody in the U.S. I hope you are not laboring today.

I was laboring yesterday morning trying to get a post out about Chris’s vet visit and I sent it out into the world with so many mistakes that it was practically unreadable. Sorry about that.

cat and upside down keyboard

I don’t like making excuses so we will call this a “reason” instead. Chris was on my lap and I couldn’t type. Not wanting to kick him off, I used my microphone and spoke what I wanted to say instead. Of course, that method always leads to plenty of mistakes that need to be corrected later.

What’s worse, I can’t touch type and I often type entire sentences, only to find out later that several words are missing letters. I’m not sure how that happens but it is common. I replaced my keyboard thinking that was the problem but it’s me. Even the previous sentence was missing three letters and this one was missing one letter and a space.

I was on a deadline yesterday morning because we had to leave for church soon and I wasn’t ready. I wanted to finish before we left but my wife kept calling me, telling me to get ready. I did a quick read through and thought it was okay but I must have missed whole sections because what I saw after I got home was pretty embarrassing. In retrospect, I didn’t need to publish it right away. I should have waited until I had time to properly look it over first.

Has anybody else ever published something that they were embarrassed about? Please, tell me I am not alone.

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33 thoughts on “My Mistake

  1. onespoiledcat

    Trust me – you are NOT alone! Remember “to err is human” and we are after all extremely human. LOL I have definitely made some terrible boo boos with the blog AND sending email too…….I just keep on going reminding myself that I am after all, HUMAN.

    Pam

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  2. weggieboy

    LOL! I once posted a Halloween post a whole month early.

    I, too, am not a touch typist. I regularly mistype words or type whole paragraphs in uppercase because I watch the keyboard instead of the screen. Maddening!

    Worse yet are the typos that don’t pop out in a read through, but scream “LOOK AT ME!” the moment you send the post out into the world. I’m sure anyone who gets notifications about my blog gets as tired as I do seeing all my updates, which nearly 100% of the time are for trivial errors that would drive me wild if I couldn’t correct them!

    One thing I dislike about WordPress is errors in comments I leave on other people’s blogs can’t be edited by me. When someone posts on my blog and made errors, I oftentimes will correct the errors for them. I’ll do it all the time if I notice them, frankly, but I oftentimes miss their errors, too!

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  3. Summer

    My human is an editor, so she is doubly embarrassed when a mistake sneaks through because she holds herself to a different standard than anyone else. They still do, though! And she does see mistakes on other blog posts, but she doesn’t care because she knows that nobody else whose blogs we follow are editors. MOL!

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  4. Halle Borchers

    We all do it haha. After EVERY post I make I am flooded with intense anxiety and my cheeks get so flushed. And I always have a couple mistakes in a post no matter how many times I reread it.

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      1. Halle Borchers

        I replied to someone’s comment this morning and I had a typo right off the bat. It went : “success growth” instead of like “success is growth”. And you can’t edit comments on WordPress ,I don’t think, so I just left it there 😂

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  5. cat9984

    You are definitely not alone. If it makes you feel any better, I didn’t have any trouble understanding what you had written and wouldn’t have known there were “major” issues if you hadn’t said anything. (I’m sure that Chris will tell you that he’s so cute that no one notices the words anyway. Most cats feel that way.) The human mind generally fills in missing letters automatically so we don’t even see that the majority of words that are misspelled.

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  6. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    I am very familiar with mistakes, because I am wrinting with a foreign language. I make mistakes also with words having many meanings, using wrong words. I pray that I am not using any bad words by mistake. So don’t worry, your mistakes are so tiny.

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