Why you shouldn’t correct typos
You shouldn't correct typos.
Wait a moment,Luc
In your article "What’s the best way to be a blog beast?" you said if your content is plagued by poor grammar, people will probably think twice about the quality of your products or services.
Making spelling mistakes looks silly and unprofessional.
True, I said that and I still believe that. So what do I mean when I say, "You shouldn't correct typos."?
When do you correct typos?
While you are writing the blog post and in my case with the help of ProWritingAid, an online writing editor and personal writing coach. The application cleans up virtually all types of write-ups by identifying grammar and spelling mistakes, plagiarized content, and contextual errors.
When do we not?
When we go back into every blog post to look for and correct spelling and grammatical errors, then we are far less productive than we can be.
Let's say we correct a blog post in our WordPress website...
You need to login to your WordPress admin page and search for that blog post that has typos in it.
Change a couple of characters and re-read the specific paragraph and sentence so it sounds and looks great.
Finally, you can hit that update button.
Then you can get back to the actual work that adds measurable impact to your goal; creating valuable content for your readers.
Is this really worth the time?
In the end
According to CoSchedule, when you have a nitpicky mindset, one that sweats the small stuff, you will be less productive.
And did you really catch all those typos you made?
Busy marketers have to make the most of every minute we have. There’s always too much to do, and not enough time to get it all done. However, faced with a multitude of competing demands, it's easy to work on the wrong things. If we’re not careful, that can lead to wasting effort on projects that drive incremental improvements.
Focus on nothing but the work that benefits your target audience (and your company) in the biggest way possible.
All the best,
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Commenting find myself correcting typos after the fact constantly. I work off my phone a lot, and my “fat” fingers get in the way.
I totally see your point, and will make an effort to not go back and correct my work that I’ve already published.
Thank you for helping me see the light!