I’m not a first draft writer. I have been known to agonize over a long blog post for hours.
I like to think of myself as a “big idea guy”. I have no interest in details. Plus I think at least twice as fast as I speak and at least five times as fast as I write.
This is why I find typos so frustrating. In my head, the thought is fully formed and it makes sense. On paper (or the computer screen) it sometimes comes out looking like a first grader wrote it.
Each post is an opportunity for people to get to know me. I would like everyone to think that I am a smart and seasoned professional. I want my work to reflect the thought I put into it.
I hope this post is as helpful for you (the reader) as it is for me. I have set a personal reminder to refer back to this post every few weeks. I need to slow down and double check things.
Perception is important and polish influences perception.