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Blog Exercises: April Random Editing Day

Blog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.It’s the April Random Editing Day in our ongoing series of Blog Exercises. With Spring in the air, flowers and trees blooming, it’s time to flex your editing muscles on four blog posts this month.

If you are having trouble finding random posts, think of a keyword that best describes your site or a topic you blog about frequently. Type it in your search form and edit the first four posts in the search results. Or go through to the end of the list, the first posts you published on the subject and edit four of those.

Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.As described in the original exercise, your task today is to find four random previously published posts and edit them. Use the list in the original exercise as a review on what to look for when editing the article.

If you’ve done the previous three months of random edits, you should be improving your editing skills by now.

Take extra time to ensure the four random posts continue to represent the tone of voice and style you are using today, especially if these are older posts.

Want to show off your editing skills, add a hat tip link to the edited post(s) to this post to generate a trackback, or post a link to the edited posts in the comments. Include an explanation of why you are proud of your editing skills. If WordPress moderates the comment because of the links, be patient as I’ll be here as soon as possible to approve the comment. Thanks!

You can find more Blog Exercises on . This is a year-long challenge to help you flex your blogging muscles.

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  1. Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    This is a nice idea. I have a lot of clean up (going by your editing list on the other post). But, I’ve been blogging for years. I do think about how nice it would be to go back and fix the little things. But, it seems like a huge chore so I usually find something else to do instead. Going back and editing four of them is not so bad. 🙂

  2. Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I use a link checker on my WP blog. At first it gave me hundreds of broken links. I did get through the list (the actual broken links versus the links coming up as moved or sending the browser to a different link). But, I ended up just de-linking a lot of them and leaving the text crossed out. That saved me from having to find replacement links and kept the post intact. (All part of the clean up I should be doing but probably will never get a round tuit).

    • Posted April 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      Good for you. Any trick in speeding up the “delinking” process? That’s one of the most painful and time consuming parts of editing old posts.

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