Earlier today, I copied and pasted a quotation to use for a prompt. Within that one line was a spelling error. Lesson learned – proofread what you copy and paste. Out of the first fifteen people who read it, no one pointed it out. Either they didn’t notice the error or they were being kind.
I know for certain that at least one person saw it. But even they decided to keep it to themselves. This made me realize just how kind people can be. They’re not quick to point out peoples’ errors, but instead appreciate their efforts.
This also made me wonder if as a blogger, would you rather people keep silent about your errors or point them out to you? Keeping silent about them would allow possibly hundreds of people to see the mistake, whereas speaking up gives us the opportunity to make corrections.
As much as I appreciate the kindness people showed today, I think I’d rather have the error pointed out to me. Because let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than having something hanging out of your nose and no one tells you about it.