Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Twitter Typo Queen and the MN Blog Conference

You are now looking at the official Twitter Typo Queen of the MN Blog Conference.  Now, no autographs right now.  You'll have to wait for another time.

It all started with a desire to find a Diet Coke as my caffiene needs were high. And so I got out my phone and tweeted:

 @suzi_MN do you know where to fond diet coke?

Humorous of course, but sadly as the day progressed my typos just kept coming.  My phone keyboard and I were just not compatible today and my brain wasn't even registering.  I miss spelled names and places and all sorts of words.  I left words out.  I kept hitting "o" for an "i" and I missed them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

To be fair my brain was busy processing the many wonderful things I was hearing.  The blog conference was so much fun and it was wonderfully informative and moving and thought-provoking.  And there is a lot of processing needed for me to write about what it was and what it means.   I can't jump in tonight.

Still it was more than a little embarrassing to have so many typos in a gathering of writers.  I wish I'd made a better impression on them, especially since the morning started off so well with people actually wanting to meet me.  That is so crazy to me.

Maybe typos aren't all bad.  They were a running joke and a source of connection.  And really, deep down aren't we all human?  One of the opening keynote panel, Patrick Rhone, talked about his editing process and how he edits a great deal before he publishes.  That is wonderful, but there are times when real life demands an immediate response, typos and all.

So tonight you get typos.  Tomorrow maybe I'll have something more polished.  But whether polished or rough, I am me, typos and all.

7 comments:

Kakie said...

Trust me, you were not the only one with type-o's and/or looking for something to drink. It got a little hot in there. Thanks for introducing yourself, it was great to meet you and I look forward to getting together for coffee soon! Best.

The Marketing Mama said...

I loved your typos - they made you human and made me chuckle. I wish you would take screen shots, especially of the writer one, and post them here. Or not. But they were so cute. Love you and glad you were at the event today. Sorry I crapped out on dinner. Was exhaused and just couldn't find the energy to walk there.

FranticMommy said...

They were "typos", they were "conversation pieces" ;)

Kate said...

I agree with Missy, they made you human. And for me, they shifted my focus from serious to humorous and gave me just that much more reason to smile. What a wonderful day.

fritzfacts said...

I had typos up the wazoo! That, to me, is part of the fun. See who is paying attention! lol

Tina said...

I too found your typos that day too cute! It was just part of the excitement of wanting to get those tweets out there in real time. Not time to edit!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Oh this is cute because i do this all of the time too, especially when I use my phone!

And when Patrick said what he did all I could think was "What if he saw my blog, OMG, what would he think?!"

Yes, we are human and it is not English class so I hope they aren't too many nit-picky people.

We didn't formally meet; I am the one whose chair you wanted, but someone else's stuff was already on it. I hope that makes sense.

- Erika