Soup for the Soup: Chocolate Rules
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Welcome! To my newest follower, Elizabeth Mueller. Thank you for visiting and deciding to stay! And thank you to everyone who read and commented on Monday’s microfiction. I hope y’all have as much fun reading those as I do writing them.
Speaking of Microfiction Monday, my post suffered a rather critical spelling error. My wordplay relied on “epoxy” which I misspelled “apoxy.” My attention was directed to another error as well. One of the links on the “WRITERS – Paying Markets” page of my blog had a typo. Instead of Chicken Soup for the Soul I typed Chicken Soup for the Soup!
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So why shine a spotlight on my already oh-so-glaring errors? Well, aside from enjoying a chuckle at my own expense, the goofs reminded me of a few important things:
1. Spell check does not catch every spelling error. Spell check is a wonderful tool, but limited. When in doubt, look up the word you’re wondering about lest you end up having to write a blog post about it. (Trust me on this one.) Also, a word might be correctly spelled (soup) and still be the wrong word for the location/syntax. Spell check won’t catch that one, either. Important rule: Have some chocolate before Googling definitions. It will help you think. Honest.
2. Despite careful scrutiny, mistakes happen. Frustrating, yes; but even after checking and double-checking, some things sail past us. When this occurs, be grateful someone cared enough to point out the error and didn’t allow you to go for months with a knuckleheaded typo on your blog. Fix the error immediately and follow this important rule: Go eat chocolate. It will calm your mind and help you not to make another typo. Really.
3. Wine goes well with chocolate.
Now, in spite of the fact that I used spell check to proof this post it is possible you may find an error because (see #1). Also, though I’ve read and re-read this post, there is the chance I still managed to miss something because (see #2). Finally, see #3, because some things just bear repeating.
Til next time –