FYI: If you get this as an email, you can click on the title and read this post on the internet blog site.
A reader wrote that he couldn’t figure out the image I put in yesterday’s post. Looking at the post again, I could see why he was confused. It was supposed to imply healing but it was unclear. I changed the image.
But then I reread the text. It was filled with mistakes, typos and poorly explained ideas. I’ve been blogging for several years and I admit that I’ve had typos. Sometimes I even rewrite a post after it’s been “published” to improve the language. But this? It was unacceptable. What happened?
The reason (not an excuse but a reason) is that I wasn’t able to write clearly. I had a debilitating sinus headache which you know if you read the post. I’ve noticed that writing is very difficult when I have a severe sinus headache. But now I see just how much this affects the quality of my writing.
Why am I telling you this? Because it’s a teaching moment’ that’s too good to pass up. I didn’t follow my own “working with chronic illness” job advice: When you know you can’t get the job done right, regardless of the reason, get back up.
Obviously this advice is true for anyone, healthy or not. But when you live with chronic illness, you have to remember this because too frequently we just can’t get the job done properly.
I should have had someone else proof it before it went out. My apologies if you were annoyed by poorly edited copy!
It’s a reminder of how important it is to notice when your body creates limitations. Don’t ignore it as I did. Use that information to do the job right the first time so you avoid apologies, losing clients/readers or even your job.
Rosalind aka cicoach.com