<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Leave my typos alone!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Leave my typos alone!

See if you can spot the 3 typos in the first 11 words (a 37 percent error rate) of this blog entry, from the otherwise very worthy Web site Leave My Child Alone (http://www.workingforchange.com/lmcablog):

"The story of Rachel Normandy, who's solider son Ryan was severly injured in Iraq last year..."

We bloggers are often in a hurry or are distracted by the latest Bushit when blogging, but if our blogs are worth writing we should make them worth reading. And if readers have to trip over too many typos, they might give up and move on. Or, worse yet, they might try to embarrass you by calling attention to your typos on some anal-retentive blog like this...


Blogger andrew-on-the-road said...

ok, ya bum, i fixed it : "The story of Rachel Normandy, whose solider-son Ryan was severely injured in Iraq last year..."

just so you know, i deliberately put those typos in there knowing that i needed to trip-wire the 37% typo-density threshold in order for you to alert your readers to the existence of our "otherwise very worthy" blog

so, thanks for playing along with stage one in my master plan for total blogosphere domination bwah-ha-ha-hah...

now let's step outside and settle this like real geeks...

10:43 AM  

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