My name’s Dan and I read my own blog

It’s a bit sad, isn’t it? But I subscribe to my own blog in Google Reader. And I read most of the posts that appear there.

Before publishing a post, I’ll preview it, allowing me to assess the prose before it is exposed to its audience, however small that audience may be. This gives me the opportunity to correct any issues with flow, and any howlers I may have made along the way.

And some time after I’ve hit the Publish button, the post will pop up in Google Reader. And invariably, I’ll read it in its entirety. Occasionally, I’ll spot a mistake that slipped through the net—I find my own work the most difficult to proofread, as I’m too close to it—but more importantly, I’ll read it as an audience member, given the delay since having read it.

And I like little better than stumbling upon old posts from years back to see what I had to say. I’m happy to say that my writing has improved over the last five years, as has by my grammar. Notwithstanding, I enjoy the things I had to say back then.

I’d be interested as to whether others out there read their own work.

By Dan on 18 July, 2009 · Posted in General, Grammar etc.

2 Comments | Post Comment

Simon says:

“as has by grammar”…?

Simon

Posted on July 18th, 2009

Peter says:

You do right, Dan. I write a blog which pretty much follows my train of thoughts, which can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride!
Thanks to a good education 😉 things tend to be written fairly accurately first time round but if I’ve time to go back and read it, there are often bits which can be written more clearly, occasional spelling mistakes and occasional security breaches.
Only the educated minority and you give a ****, but it’s a sign of taking pride in your work – being professional if you like – which can make you stand out in a world of falling standards and mediocrity.
As for reading older posts… it’s a source of great entertainment. I’ve also got diaries going back 22 years! Things have changed a bit in that time!

Posted on August 3rd, 2009