A week or so ago my wife and I woke up at 1AM to the sound of a seal coming from my son’s room. For those of you with children, you may have experienced the joy of Croup. Croup is simply a virus that causes swelling in the throat, making it hard to breathe. My wife, the more detail oriented spouse, took my son to the emergency room and I stayed home with my two daughters.
Since I didn’t want to go back to sleep until they were home and I knew all was fine, I decided to catch up on adding some blog posts. Writing at 2 AM in the morning is not something I necessarily recommend.
Today I finally made it back to re-read the posts and I can’t say that they were the clearest posts I have written. And grammatically they were somewhat below par. The moral of the story is what you publish online, in emails, in letters, etc. is a reflection on who you are as a business professional.
I highly recommend that you read what you have written before sending or posting and that you spell check your work. So in this case do as I say not as I did. When you update your LinkedIn profile or make changes, copy what you have written and paste it in Word and run the spell check. Make any corrections and then copy and paste back into LinkedIn.
After all it’s your brand and if you don’t care enough to get it right, why will anyone else care.
(Spell checking this before posting found 4 errors)