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.