Anybody who’s followed me for a while, knows that I prefer listening to people’s posts over looking at them. I worked out how I can use my browser to do that, and most of the time, it works a treat.

The one area where it didn’t work was proof-reading my own posts, before I put them live. I guess the editor, and the various Preview screens, are too complicated for the browser to decypher. To proofread my own posts, I had to publish them, load up my “live” site (which the browser can decypher), and do all my proofreading in the few minutes (hopefully) before anybody read the post.

Yesterday, I figured out how to do it.

I publish the post, but with visibility = “private”.

Then, I proof-read the post. I can take my time. I can go have a coffee, or breakfast. I can listen to the post as many times as I want, because, just for me, the post is already live.

When I’m finally happy with the post, the very last thing I do is to flip the switch from “private” to “public”.

This plan will word for everything I publish, there and then. It won’t work for scheduled posts, unless I am watching them. But that kinda defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

But for anything we publish “live”, this is a good plan for getting rid of those annoying mistakes, before anybody else sees them.

Fandango’s One Word Challenge (13 October 2020)

There was an old butcher from Fife,
Who lovingly sharpened his knife,
His words, they were cordial,
His actions, primordial,
As he dextrously gutted his wife!

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC), cordial. My sick humour, I thought this was hilarious.

A Relaxing Start to the Day

I’d kind-of decided that I would wind down just posting links to music videos, but I heard this one the other day and thought you might like it.

I’d never heard of Ane Brun but when I went looking, I saw she has been active for all of this century and has seven albums under her belt. If anything, a testament to how little I know about modern music. Anyway, this was on my “unplugged” playlist and I thought it was lovely.