Dear ActiveRain Technical Support:
Is there any way you can disable my Edit Button once I've posted my blog? I can't seem to stop myself from making changes once I've already released my blog into cyberspace. Thanks ... I could really use your help.
Perfectionist in Dallas
Every time I post a blog, I almost always want a do-over! The Edit Button is quickly becoming my new BFF. It never fails -- as soon as I hit the Post Button, I immediately discover something I want to change. Overlooked typo. EDIT! I don't like the way my title sounds. EDIT! I think the title would look better in all caps. EDIT! No, scratch that ... the title should be in upper and lower case instead. EDIT! EDIT! EDIT! I'm developing Blogging OCD! Maybe I need a Blogging Support Group? Or, some other form of Blogging Intervention? Well, I don't know exactly what I need ... but what I do know is that I need to stop!
How do you post a blog and move on? I'm sure it gets easier with more blogging experience. Plus, when I really think about it -- making changes AFTER I’ve already posted my blog doesn’t actually change much at all. It doesn’t move my post up from Page 17 to Page 1 of the Blog Roll. It doesn’t get me the illustrious Gold Star on the Feature Page. It doesn’t increase the number of comments I get. The bottom line is … it doesn’t do anything except take time and energy away from writing my next blog!
AH HA! Did I just answer my own question? Regardless, I would love some feedback from seasoned (and unseasoned) bloggers about any "tricks of the trade," or any other methods which have helped you to become a better and more efficient blogger. I'll even promise not to click Edit once I've posted this.