Take a tip from Nike: Just do it! Editing is one of those essential parts of a blog that isn’t so glamorous. It’s not fun and it’s lengthens the time you already spent brainstorming and creating the post. It’s a pain, but take an extra ten minutes, and your blog credibility will be happy you did! Follow these steps for the best way to edit your posts.
1. First look. View your post on preview mode. Reread your written content. Spell check, spell check, spell check! Review the grammar. Check formatting. Sometimes spacing can be off when you play with html.
2. The Details. While in preview mode, double check links. Make sure all text you wanted linked is properly done so. This is a good time to review audio or video, if applicable. Take a good look at your photos and make sure they are up to your standards. Although it’s a hassle, if your photos are lacking in quality, it may be smart to edit the photos as well.
3. Last look. This is the point when you want to do a final gloss over. If you have a friend, significant other, parent, or roommate, try to recruit them to take a quick look. Generally it only takes a few minutes to read the post and a fresh set of eyes can always help. After that, do you posting!
What editing tips to you live by?