So, here’s a funny story for you. Yesterday morning, I woke up and turned on my phone to check my email. It’s kind of my start-the-day ritual because it’s always a possibility that the whole Internet just went right off the rails while I was sleeping. I mean, really, how can it continue without me?
So, I opened up Gmail and the first email message was a copy of my blog post, The 10 Commandments of Homeschooling. (Yes, I subscribe to my own blog so that I know if anything ever goes wrong with email delivery.)
I think my very first words of the day yesterday were something along the lines of, “Oh, crap! That was supposed to be tomorrow’s post!”
Yeah, that’s how my Monday started. I wrote the post on Saturday and scheduled it to post, I thought, on Tuesday. I had a note in my planner to proof-read and polish it up on Monday. Except, apparently, I scheduled it to post on Monday instead.
So, RSS and email subscribers, along with anyone who visited my blog between the hours of 6:00 and 8:30 AM got the unpolished, unproofed copy before I got all my theres, theirs, and they’res straightened out. Consider it your special treat for being a subscriber/getting up early.
That means that now, instead of getting to read some clever, tongue-in-cheek something or some amazing tip that’s going to revolutionize your homeschool (because we all know how often I share those), you get this story about posting gone awry.
I invite you to read my List-It Tuesday post from yesterday, The 10 Commandments of Homeschooling. Afterward, you can link up your post, tell your own funny can’t-believe-I-did-that story, or just leave me a comment saying, “Hey, I read your post before you proof-read it and totally caught that spot where you used the wrong their and left out ‘is’ and I just shook my head and thought, ‘I can’t believe she’s homeschooling her kids and can’t even use proper grammar.'”