I am excited. Ideas come to me in furious cascades. I am quick on the hip to debate and illustrate my point of view.
I do not edit myself very much.
The result? I fudge it up some times. I put my foot in my mouth. I sound like a buffoon.
That’s alright with me though.
I have found that when I do over edit, I leave good stuff on the table. I over analyze and script and think and rethink and in the time to put something together that would have normally taken me 20 minutes has now taken 2 hours and who knows if it is really any better. Further, it isn’t authentically me.
I posted a grammatically incorrect title for a post a few weeks ago on purpose, to test how it would do. The reviews told me that that was stupid to do for the sake of marketing. Fine. I will not do that again.
But today I posted an article and via su.pr, a blog distribution channel, and I wrote the title grammatically incorrect by accident. For this I am not sorry and you can brace yourself to see it again in the future.
I believe in editting and review and consulting, however until my budget will support those facets in greater depth, I am going to be me and give you, my readers, clients and critics, the very best that I have, which will invariably have a few dings and dents from time to time. That’s all I have…my very best!
Now, I am not telling folks to not point out when I say or write something that makes me look like I’m standing at the bus stop in my underpants. I want feedback and critique and criticism. But understand, that it might be met with “Thanks, I appreciate your point of view. Not much I can do about that, but I do value your thoughts. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a business to run.”
That is me. I am who I am. I can not be anyone else, nor do I care to be and my hope is that you’ll appreciate me for it.
That is all.