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I’ve Said It Before

I’ve said this before and in all likelihood will say it again. It seems that the articles I take lots of time to think about and write garner far less attention than the ones I rip off in 15 minutes and post, almost without proofreading them. On Saturday I had a very limited window to write an article but managed to write out a longish piece about relevancy. Between me and you I barely even proofread it. I knew it was no masterpiece, but because the clock was ticking I did something I rarely do – I hit the Submit button anyways and just left it.

This morning that link has been published on a couple of sites that have fairly significant traffic and all sorts of people are linking in to read it. How embarrassing! Why can’t people do that to the stories I labor over and post only after making sure they really say what I want them to? I suppose this must be one of God’s ways of keeping me humble!

Now I don’t want to insinuate that I regret writing it or want to take back what I said – I just wish I had written it a little better.

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