Book Blogger Hop: August 19-25

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

The Book Blogger Hop post image was created by Coffee Addicted Writer.

This Week’s Question

Do you run your reviews through editing software before posting? (Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I figuratively raised on eyebrow at this because it’s honestly something that never crossed my mind. When I think about it, I suppose it makes sense that there’s editing software out there. But I never actively considered using it for my blog posts. Frankly, I don’t care enough about perfection to track down an editing software. If I make a typo and I notice it after the fact, I’ll correct that part of the post. But if I don’t notice it, oh well, I’m only human, not perfect, and I only have so much time to devote to this hobby. I’m here to have fun rather than add stress to my plate. So, if you see a typo or phrasing that really bothers you, please feel free to private message me. Just be nice! And just understand that everyone deserves a little grace. (Basically, don’t be a troll.)

Do you use editing software for your blog? If so, which software?

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I didn’t even run my college papers through editing software, haha! Whatever is provided by my browser is enough for me.

Also, editing software can be annoying when it deals with spellings or conventions its unfamiliar with. An editing software might flag a sentence that begins with bell hooks (uncapitalized) as a problem for example, even though her pen name is written in this way.

Nope! It’s never actually crossed my mind. When I was in college 10+ years ago, I had a professor tell us about some program that would format reference lists, but it usually made mistakes, so it was better to do it ourselves. I guess I’ve just applied that idea to all editing and otherwise programs, so have never used them, believing they’ll always screw things up.

No editing software here, either, besides my browser’s spell check. I am a perfectionist, though, and sometimes catch mistakes after they’re published. Remember, you saw nothin’! 😜

Spell-check and my brain are the only editing software that I use for my reviews and other blog posts. I actually didn’t even know there was editing software out there and never considered it.