I must admit, my work on the blog here at the digital signage blog is sometimes in haste. I don’t edit (except for an occasional quick read-over myself) and I generally am too busy to sit down and write extremely studied and detailed blog posts. Blogging is no longer the highest piece on priority list. I have so many additional projects going on that I sometimes find it difficult to keep up here. Luckily I don’t mind writing, I’m rather quick on the keyboard and can pump out something interesting every week or so.
While my blogging may not be at the top of my priority list, the lack of professionalism in the textual grammar and spelling is certainly a reflection on me. Because this is an issue, I’m planning from here on out to spend a bit more time editing and reading through the various posts I write. Hopefully this helps to alleviate the issues with which I have heretofore been plagued.
I have appreciated in the past when I’ve received the occasional email or comment on the blog letting me know in a friendly manner when I’ve made a mistake of some sort. Perhaps it was a dangling modifier or maybe it was a simple misspelling (which are generally caught by the automated spell checker). I really have appreciated the help and editors. That’s why Wikipedia is so great: millions of editors make for some of the best content available.
I am also grateful for the help I have received in the past regarding my business, it’s role in the industry and our efforts here. While I have made mistakes (as we all have) and received criticism–both constructive and destructive–I believe it all has proved beneficial in formulating what our focus is here at Deploid. I thank you for reading and hope you will continue to correct me in the future. For while criticism and correction are not the most “fun” aspect of any venture, they certainly serve to “hone to the bone” cutting off excess and creating something that lasts. I think ending with one of my favorite quotes from Theodore Roosevelt is fitting.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”