Saturday, February 9, 2013

Trib Updates



This is a weekly series that will include a brief summary of the latest articles that have been published on The Tribulation Times Herald-Exhorter.  Hopefully, this will encourage you to go check out some truly outstanding articles that have been published by a number of truly outstanding authors.  Moreover, I hope this will also encourage you to want to become a contributing member/author, as well.  The “Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!” site explanation near the top of the side-bar should answer many of your questions.  Yes, this series also included an “SOS! (Spam On Saturdays)”  segment before, but it just wasn’t working for me.  Therefore, that will be replaced by a republishing of one of the Trib articles.

[ESPN Additions] has Drew Brees holding up traffic.

[WhiteHeart Wednesday] contains a video and the lyrics for Gotta Be A Believer.

[Dust in the Wind] has a video and the lyrics for Kansas’ Dust in the Wind.


Believe or not, I am something of a perfectionist.  Now, I am not plumb insane about it, but I really do want to do things as well as I possibly can.

Hence, the reason why I hate it when I write something wrong(ly), and what has been really driving me nuts lately is an apparent inability to properly proofread something before it gets actually published.  For I can live with making initial mistakes, but failing to see where I have either left out a word that should have been included or added a word that should not have been (not to mention spelling errors) is inexcusable—especially after reading what I have wrote several times!

I now know what the problem is, but I don’t know what can be done about it.  For it has to do with me not actually reading what I have written when I go to proofread it.

I don’t know if it is basically the same for most, but the way it is for me is that what I write is like taking dictation.  For it is as if I am hearing the content in my mind as I tap away on the keyboard.

Well, the process actually starts before I sit down at the computer, and this is where things have been going wrong.  For there are often several different ways of saying the same thing in my mind, and they sometimes get mixed together, which does not work so well.  Such as, putting I cannot come up with an example of what I am trying to convey and I cannot come up with an example of what I am talking about, which ends up as I cannot come up with an example of what I am trying to convey about.

Yeah, one would think that a garbled mess like that would be easy to spot during a proofread of the text, but what often happens is that I wind up paying more attention to the right (or at least more correct) way of conveying the message in my head than what actually made it into print.  This often results in me being able to proofread something several times without catching that I left out it at the end of For it has to do with me not actually reading what I have written when I go to proofread it.

So?  Well, is this not another clear indication that there is more going on in our heads than what we have been lead to believe about thinking?

Yeah, it may very well be that I am simply losing my mind, but who amongst us can really afford to be so arrogant as to accept that we are as much on our own in this world as we have been so strongly encouraged to believe on both sides of stained-glass windows?  It is something to think about—is it not?

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10 comments:

  1. I don't think on it. I know we are not on our own and I accept my faults. I am not a good writer. I type way too fast when leaving comments. This leads to errors more times than not.

    I am a little nutty but I am God's creature so that is okay with me too! I think you write beautifully and are much too hard on yourself!



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  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Jackie!!! Speaking of being too hard on yourself, I look forward to reading what you write. Oh, and I just saw where I left out "it" in what was meant to be "believe it or not" at the very beginning of Editing Edifications. It was suggested that I should leave it as is to prove the point even more. Sigh.

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  3. ...I hate it when I write something wrong(ly), and what has been really driving me nuts lately is an apparent inability to properly proofread something before it gets actually published.

    LOL!!!!

    Tell me about it! When I write it's always a rushed affair but I like to think I can notice my worst typos. But very often when I come back after taking a break or doing something else I start finding other mistakes. It drives me crazy.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Beach Bum!!! It is really not fair at all.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Well, you would know from personal experience--wouldn't you?

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  6. I find that the only way I can actually spot errors in my posts is by publishing it for the whole world to see. In draft those odd sentences never show up.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! You may be on to something there.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ernie!!! I sure wish you didn't have word verification engaged. My eyes are getting better, but it is still nightmare for me.

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