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May 02, 2019 05:58:10

What if we couldn't edit?

by @brianball PATRON | 210 words | 24🔥 | 331💌

Brian Ball

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Write first or Read first?

The typity type. Stop. Pause. Think. Rhythm of the keys. Drop the ball. Pick it up. Toss. The juggle.

When I'm typing, I think about the sound of the keys on the keyboard. Do they make a pleasing sound? Do they represent the sound of my thoughts and my ability to flow words into a document? I pause. I'm thinking. I may be backspaing and correcting an error. An edit.

I would tell somebody to not worry about the dits onf the first draft. In fact, you might not even look at the screen. Does it matter that the words come ou int the correct sqienece. That was a funny mistypo. I don't even think I was trying to type so fast buthat my fingers could keep up. Thye didn't. What if we submitted our work full of typos? What if we didn't let society tell us what was write and wrong.? 

Does it matter? 

You're right. ( do I get anything for being right? )

You're wrong? How wrong am I? Am I cast out of the tribe wrong - or just given space in your subconscious mind that was trained to judge others so that you could also connect in a meaningful way with the imperfect.

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    @brianball I'm a spelling and grammar guy (thanks to an overly diligent 3rd year Journalism prof). So, while I appreciate your perspective on the necessity of editing, I will always feel a certain level of discomfort reading any unpolished post. This being said, I'm also one to occasionally take liberties with the proper spelling and particularly the abbreviation of words just cuz I can.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 02, 2019 12:11:57
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      @Rawhead -- doesn't it feel good? especially in the privacy of our very own browser.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 02, 2019 09:18:09
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      @brianball Sher duz ;-)

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 02, 2019 13:16:31
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