Why My Blog Entries Will Have Some Grammatical/Formatting Errors

Thanks for the correspondence from one reader who brought my attention to a misspelled word. I’m glad to see the readers of wordpress are conscientious about their blogs. I was an English minor, and if someone had told me over the years that I would someday send something to publication with errors or run-on sentences, I would have not believed them.

Unfortunately, there’s a little thing that gets in the way these days of my launching a blog. It’s called everyday real life. Currently, between my vocational commitments and my trying to prepare for graduate school, I only get about three hours of sleep a night. While composing, “The Longleat Light,” I literally fell asleep three to four times while keying the words. I can only steal a few minutes at the end of the day, or week, to type up a few comments. So, yes, my original entry about Longleat had not only grammatical errors, but it also had informational errors that I went back and corrected.

Furthermore, I currently only have the option of composing a blog piece on my phone. Typically, I have always typed up thoughts in a text editor on my phone and then copied them over to wherever I was going to send them from. Of course, this practice accounts for the bad formatting in my blogs to date, so this is a practice I will change. Additionally, the software on my phone will often change an intended word to another one, which means I have to make a lot of changes that way. More certainly, I do take the blame for numerous typing errors. My fumble fingers aren’t the best when it comes to the virtual keyboard of a smart phone.

Lastly, I am writing these blogs retroactively. I am reporting about things that I have mentally journaled over several years. Sometimes, I have to stop and think in order to recall if I need to add or change something for the sake of accuracy. Admittedly, putting flawed drafts out in an original form is not an ideal practice or one that I prefer. However, I finally came to the realization that if I don’t blog while on the run, then these thoughts of mine will never be recorded at all. My blog is not meant to be pretentious. It is meant to get across concepts that, when possible, are weighed against real life experience of my own. Unfortunately, I am often times implying that, at face value, life does not always conform to our expectations in the daily mundanity of life. But, for those of us who have an interest in the hard sciences, we know that at much smaller scales, and much larger scales, life and existence become so impressive that the real magic of the universe is carried on in physical, chemical, and biological operation. The universe is truly an amazing place.

Again, I welcome and appreciate anyone’s comments who make me aware of an error. I will correct the error at first opportunity. I will just have to ask any potential readers to please bear with me. My aim is to get the thoughts and information across in a systematic way. I am not trying to win any awards. The available free time that I have can’t be devoted to grammar. There is a much bigger picture at play for writing the words that I do.

Thanks so much for your kind patience.

BT

 

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