Leaving room for error

Seth GODIN puts it like this:

Writer’s block isn’t hard to cure.

Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.

I believe that everyone should write in public. Get a blog. Or use Squidoo or Tumblr or a microblogging site. Use an alias if you like. Turn off comments, certainly–you don’t need more criticism, you need more writing. (from)

How do I put it?

  • I don’t proof read my blog posts; I try to post a lot; but don’t proof read; this holds out for emails too;
  • On the other hand, I do spell check, quite a lot, my clients’ web sites when I check them; I can spot mistakes quite easily;
  • I like to be very careful important online transactions (like when buying a video camera); in such a case, I  am paying lots of attention;
  • On the other hand, I don’t check small amounts of money (let’s say, lower than 1 USD);

Error is good. :)


Note: Also see the Yahoo! Group on which I present similar issues:IMRo. To join, email imro-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and reply to the confirmation email.

I am a Freelancer. My expertise is in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) / UX (user experience) / WordPress. Co-founder of lumeaseoppc.ro (series of events on SEO & PPC) and cetd.ro (Book on branding for MDs). On a personal level, I like self-development - events, sports, healthy living, volunteering, reading. I live in London, and lots of things live in me.

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