Should I fix my typos?

From time to time, my phone freezes as I type. Yet I continue typing blindly, without real-time feedback, and a few seconds later, every word I typed shows up on the screen.

The slowness of my six-year-old iPhone 6 makes me more prone to typos.

If the message is clear and the conversation informal, there's no need to fix typos. Let alone when I'm writing notes to my future self. Better spend the time writing more.

When you are crafting a message for publication, you may want it to be concise and crystal clear. Your draft may need editing, re-work, and typo-fixing. But, as long as the message stays the same, typos don't need to be fixed by you.

Again, better use your time to write your next piece instead of obsessing about making your past writing pixel-perfect.

May 25, 2021
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