Ay-yi-yi how I have longed for thee, my little WordPress spell-checker!
Good gravy, people, I HATE HATE HATE proof-reading. A couple of months ago my blog quit spell-checking. I would hit the button and it would tell me, though I could see with my very own eyes that I indeed had misspellings, “No misspellings found.” LIAR!
I updated everything I knew to update. I researched online and the only answer I could find was: No one knows why it happening to certain blogs. UGH!
I am actually a pretty good speller (which according to spell-check is not a word). But I am a horrid typist when I am under the magical-spell of writing-inspiration. My fingers fly way too close to the sun. My thinking is: let me get this out before I explode and then spell-check can correct me. But spell-check had bailed. Spell-check just left me hanging, just abandoned me!
Dave and others had suggested I just type it all in MS Word first and check it there and then paste it into the blog. People, I implore you – please don’t give me yet another step!!!
Actually, I believe in proof-reading and spell-checking and the importance of good grammar and punctuation and all that. But I have also been rebelling against “leadership excellence means never making a mistake, not-ever in your entire life to prove you are of value to society” a little, too.
This taught me a lesson. I am going to be good now and try to, maybe, possibly, as often as I can, whenever it seems necessary, to the best of my ability, if I can possibly stand it: spell-check AND proofread before I publish, generally speaking. Maybe.