Thursday, January 22, 2009

Post

In film, it's called "post" (as in "post-production") but in writing and blogging, we call it "editing." And it's what I've been doing all day. We had a banner day here to The OddBlog yesterday with over 100 hits! That's the most we've ever scored, so far. And the vast majority of them were to the Lost Tapes review, which is pretty good but had several editing errors.

Yesterday's post on eternal youth is far more comprehensive than it appears at first glance and took a few hours to draft, but I had a nattering little girl in one ear while I did it, so it desperately needed redrafting. One of the biggest problems I have here is that I don't get to devote as much time to it as I'd like, so when I do get to be here, I tend to go through and dump several posts on you at one time. I get to going fast and make mistakes which I miss when I first publish them. And then, since I rarely have time to actually read my own work and we have a lack of Grammar Police (which you readers appreciate more than I), the mistakes become established until I accidentally come across them at some later date (usually when linking to them as supporting information).

So I've been doing that most of the morning.

I also really want to get these tags in order. I made a post a while back, calling to the rest of the online paranormal community to come together and develop a comprehensive "tags" guide, which would allow the search engines, and therefore you, to better index our information collectively. This would aid in research. Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to do it, so I haven't pushed it.

Anyway, I've done about as much as I can handle for now and recent developments demand my attention, so I'll be posting today, but be aware they may be incomprehensible until I can get back to editing them somewhere down the line.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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