Editing

I was enjoying the last of the donut cookies, made from a recipe posted by Joe at Culinary in the Desert, when I saw that I was tagged on Grab Your Fork for a meme: find the fifth sentence of your 23rd post and post it. Curiosity overcame me and I looked back through my archives.

Looking at some of my earliest posts, I couldn’t help but wonder if I should delete some of the more pointless ones or edit the writing here and there. I like everything to be nice and streamlined, so some of the posts seemed like “fluff” that wasn’t serving a purpose; I was not a worse writer than I am now, I just didn’t know exactly what I wanted to say. I was mentally picking out posts to axe when I came to the 23rd post and read the fifth line:

It would probably take a force of nature to stop me once I have my mind set on baking something.

I’m not editing the old posts.
I’ll just go on from here.

Edit: As I neglected to mention above, the cookies are very good. They’re fun and easy to make, and have a nice butter cookie texture. They go famously with coffee but tea is a nice choice, too. I ate the ones I put sprinkles on first and called it breakfast. The cookies prove that sometimes a bit of editing is ok. Spell check proves the same thing.

11 comments

  1. Nic, sounds like fate stepped in.

  2. I love that. I know just what you’re saying regarding the urge to sort out and edit. I’ve restrained myself though, because I like the fact that my blog started out with me in complete darkness, not at all knowing how to do it – and that people can see that, should they choose to go read them. And I just can’t imagine you having done anything that wasn’t delectable, you always write wonderful posts Nic!

  3. Aww, thanks, Zarah and Lori.

  4. what a cute photo! :)

    Yeah I stopped myself short last week. Part of the process is learning all along the way…and its always fun to look back and sort of blush when we post stuff that seems stupid now! :)

  5. Hi Nic,

    I’m glad you were able to make the doughnuts and they are so perfect! Yum! I’m glad you chose not to edit your old posts!

  6. Oh! And I forgot to mention that I added a bit of flavor to the donut glazes: vanilla to the white, almond with the chocolate and lemon with the pink and purples. They were very tasty – not to mention fun to make!

  7. lol. What a perfectly apt line!

    Thanks for playing. It’s kinda nice to look over our blogging childhood huh? =)

  8. So how are the cookies? Soft? Hard? Delicious? Better to look at?

    I know what you mean by editing. All my old writings seem so juvenile!

  9. A.G. – That’s exactly how I feel!

    Jessica – Thanks for catching that. I guess I needed to do some editing after all!

  10. Love your posts Nic. Don’t change a thing!

  11. Thanks! These cookies are another one for the files then.

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