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.