Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
I'm told that my blog feed does not republish a post every time I edit it. Those of you who use feed readers should be grateful, as I am an obsessive editor. Especially when I particularly like a post I've written, I will go over it again and again, tweaking and retweaking. Case in point, the following sentence has gone through four revisions:
I can only demand the renouncement of my own anger.
I can demand only the renouncement of my own anger.
I can demand the renouncement only of my own anger.
I can demand the renouncement of only my own anger.
I just had to get that only in exactly the right spot, and it took me a while to find it. I think I'm satisfied with the sentence now, but I suppose it's not the last time I'll reread and repoke and reprod the post.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 2:55 PM
Only, once a post is collected by an aggregator, that aggregator will not replace already-collected posts with any edits subsequent to collection. So it's likely not your feed but whichever feed collector your users are making use of that bears culpability here.
Penta, renouncement is less common, but still a real word, and I like it better here. And don't hate to do it...wouldn't it be hilarious if after all that I'd missed the really glaring error? Gnats and camels, gurlfren'!
On September 8, 2007 9:10 AMAngiewrote... Valerie's edited posts never reappear as new in my Bloglines reader, even though a number of other blogs I read do. Not sure what that means.
On September 8, 2007 1:59 PMTom Jacksonwrote... I think #1 is best, if only to preserve the parallel structure: "I cannot A, I cannot B, I can only C."
Besides that, it isn't clear of whom you're making this demand; if it's some other person, s/he probably can't do much about your anger, and if it's God, you're not in a real good position to make demands. "Request" might work better here.