Ok, I've received several warnings from people about the spelling on my blog. It took me forever to figure out the problem but, turns out, it's more of a technical issue than stupidity on my part — although, I am no stranger to stupidity. I use a Mac, OSX. Most of the programs I use are classic (before OSX). I create my text in a program called Stickies (classic & OSX). I always run my text through spell check in Freehand (classic version). I create my blog Post in Firefox (OSX). I just discovered 8 months after starting this blog, all this jumping between operating systems just don't work so well. Copied text from Stickie notes will paste fine into Freehand. Spell-checked text copied from Freehand, then pasted into Firefox won't work — therefore what I paste into my blog is still full of spelling fopas — er, faux pas. Oops.
The spam issue
I've lost several emails lately. After receiving one too many adult-explicit spams, I beefed up my spam filter. If I indeed want that stuff, I know how to find it. I don't need little reminders in my mailbox. Since beefing up my spam filter, I get most of my legit emails in my spam folder. I've missed important emails from my agent, other authors and who knows who else. So if you've emailed me lately, and I didn't respond, it's not that I'm stuck up — however, I'm no stranger to stuck up either.
Now my use of commas, dashes and hyphens are still in question.