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Blog Exercises: May Random Editing Day

Blog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.May. It’s starting to warm up outside in the north, and growing a bit chilly down under, but it’s that time again. It’s the May Random Editing Day.

In this Blog Exercise you will need to edit five random posts from among your thousands – okay, maybe dozens of published articles.

What should you look for this month? Here are some ideas.

  • Do a search on your site for summer sounding words. Edit those posts.
  • Look for posts with the least comments. That might be most of your posts or only a few. Edit them to encourage more responses and interactivity.
  • What’s your favorite color? Do a search for that color name (or variations) and edit those posts.
  • Search for seasonal activities based upon spring and summer hobbies, things to do, or subject matter. Edit those posts to better reflect the season if they don’t already.

Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.As described in the original exercise, your task today is to find five random previously published posts and edit them. It’s the fifth month so five posts need your attention. Use the list in the original exercise as a review on what to look for when editing the article.

How has this editing experience worked for you? I’ve only asked for a few posts, adding to the number each month by one. Are you moving a little faster through them?

Do you find it tedious, or has spring cleaning your blog a little uncovered some hidden treasures, some magic in your prose? I find digging into my archives a joy when I uncover a gem I wrote. Sometimes I get so caught up in the work I forget to sit back and be impressed with myself. 😀

Did you find one of those buried treasures, a gem you brushed off to shine again? Show us your best edits by adding a hat tip link to the edited post(s) to this post to generate a trackback, or post a link to the two 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. It is never too late to join. You can start at any time and go through the exercises at your own speed.

SPOILER: By the end of June, I will be publishing the first six months of Blog Exercises as an ebook, the first half of what will become the final book at the end of the year. Stay tuned for news!

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  1. Posted May 22, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    If you only knew how much editing and re-editing this old editor does! It’s like I’m OCD or something. I often re-read old posts (why are readers suddenly interest in that dusty old post?) and inevitably want to change or update something.

    • Posted May 22, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

      Excellent. Good for you.

      Dust is a matter of perspective. Sometimes the old stuff is more timely than the new stuff. LOL!

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