Blogging Insights — Seeking Perfection

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from author Margaret Atwood.

If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”

Don’t we all, in our blog posts, strive for perfection? Don’t we all want what we create and publish on our blogs to be free of flaws or defects? Of course we do. I always hunt for what I hope will be the perfect image to illustrate my words. I always try to find the perfect words to use to express myself.

But while I aim for perfection in my blog posts, it’s not something that I can always achieve. I like to think that I occasionally come close, but in reality, I’m doing the best that I can. Like everyone else, I am only human. I make mistakes. I sometimes use the wrong words or a questionable turn of phrase. Some of my posts have typos in them, even though I diligently proofread them before hitting publish.

If I worried that what I write and post is anything less than perfect, I probably would just stop blogging. Hey, while it may be a bit embarrassing, it’s not the end of the world.

So, bottom line, I agree with the Margaret Atwood quote. It’s better to write something that isn’t perfect than to not write at all.

5 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Seeking Perfection

  1. Nope, Not Pam May 30, 2022 / 1:11 pm

    I don’t strive for perfection in my blog, I just try to have fun.

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  2. drtanya@saltedcaramel May 31, 2022 / 11:31 pm

    My goal in blogging is having fun too, both writing and reading. So perfection is never on my mind.
    I am with you on typos. I feel too many typos or grammatical errors show disrespect for the reader.

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