Sally: You can’t take it back.
Harry: Why not?
Sally: Because it’s already out there.
Harry: Oh, jeez. What are we supposed to do? Call the cops? “It’s already out there!”

Fellow bloggers, what do you do when you write a post that just doesn’t hit the mark?

I’m asking because I am going to go back to yesterday’s post and rewrite it. (I know what I was trying to say; I just don’t think I actually said it.) But rewriting a post feels like “cheating” somehow. I don’t know why; it’s not like there is a Blog Authority that monitors whether every post is exactly identical to the way it was when you first hit “Publish.”  But I feel like Sally in When Harry Met Sally. I can’t take it back; it’s already out there.

Sigh. I am going to rewrite it; I just know I am. I’d still like your opinion, though, for future reference. Thank you!

Daily Check-In:

I’m grateful! that Liz encouraged me to go to Bikram Yoga today. I was proud when she told me I had determination. I felt like Monica on Friends: “I am scrappy!”

6 thoughts on “Do-over!

  1. Absolutely I have deleted whole posts, rewritten posts, etc. For the 3 readers I have there are pretty good odds that they didn’t read the first version yet anyway. Ultimately it’s a personal journey and that is the beauty of blogging – revision is possible! Hugs from afar, dl ❤


    1. That made me smile – I often feel like I have only three readers, but I know you have more!

      I appreciate your insight, because you have been doing this much longer than I have. I like the idea that the journey is mine, so the decision is mine as well.

      xo- Lori


    1. Too funny! That’s the very next bit of conversation in the film.

      Sally: Just let it lie, ok?

      Harry: Great! Let it lie. That’s my policy. That’s what I always say, let it lie. … See what I did? I didn’t let it lie.


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