This post is from a recent newsletter I sent out to my subscribers. It was so popular that I thought I would post it here.
A few weeks ago, a fellow entrepreneur told me about an embarrassing faux pas on a recent newsletter she sent out. Instead of the word “public”, she put in “pubic.” WHOOPS. That has happened to me on a few occasions. For some reason, my autocorrect loves the word pubic instead of public.
Anyhow, as if that naughty error wasn’t bad enough, she got an avalanche of emails “correcting” her.
Some were well-meaning while others…not so much.
Typo police (as I like to them) often fall into two camps:
1. Earnest folks who are looking out for you.
2. “Gotcha” types who seem almost gleeful about finding a mistake. Those people live for the moment when they can point out your flaws. Bringing you down a peg or two helps them to feel elevated.
Unfortunately, her emails came from the latter camp. I had to assure my friend that typos happen to the best of us. I’ve had plenty of my own grammarly snafus and spelling woes. Most people who write for a living will experience this at some point in their careers. Mistakes will be made. Heck, we’re human.
There is no shame in making an error. Even when it’s a bit R rated. If you find that you botch something and the critics come for your head, remember: you’re producing. What are they doing? If they are busy looking for your mistakes instead of producing their own work, well then you might want to rethink allowing their “gotchas” to carry any weight.
Apologize, correct, and move on. You’ve got work to do, Jon Snow.
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What I’m Grateful For:
When autocorrect works
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Soundtrack for 11/16/19:
Season of the Witch by Lana Del Rey
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