Slow down, avoid making errors
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:33:21 AM
Posting this here because I think this is the audience likely to benefit most from it.

I somewhat recently created one item from another, replacing all instances of one design element with another in the process. Or so I thought I had done. Yesterday I discovered that I had missed replacing one occurrence of the element in question - and it just happened to be in the central focus area of the design. Ugh.

This morning, I found the misspelling of a name vital to one of my new design lines occurring on most of the products in that line. It's not that I didn't know the correct spelling of the name. It was simply a matter of haste making waste. Argh!

I've been here long enough to know better. I shouldn't be making these kinds of rookie mistakes.

But the fact that I did leads me to offer this piece of advice to new designers: Slow down! Take the time to proofread everything in your title, descriptions, and tags carefully. Consider letting a design 'rest', and looking at it with fresh eyes before publishing.

My hope is to spare you the work of having to redo things, and the potential embarrassment of having your witless blunders end up in front of your peers and customers.
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 12:24:18 PM
After all these years I still keep making dumb mistakes, even when I take my time.
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 3:26:18 PM
A huge benefit we now have is that, when clicking "Done," we aren't automatically sent to the publish page. We get to see exactly how our design will appear, how it will function for the customer, and included in this are the warts we mistakenly created. Though it still won't ward off all the warts, it can help cut down on them in a very big way. That page, the one we arrive at when clicking Done, is where we should allow a lack of self-confidence to show up, pausing to think, "Did I do anything wrong?" Oh, the things I've spotted during that pause! Yes, and occasionally the things I didn't.
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 4:57:51 PM
Yes Good advice for all of us.

And with all the changes lately at Z who doesn't feel like a newbie again sometimes?

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:08:32 PM
Good advice that I can certainly use! Love
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:49:14 AM
When I publish the products, I usually copy and paste the title, descriptions, and tags into the Post Product for Sale page.

I missed the first letter of the title one time when I used Quick Create, and didn't realize for one and half years until the design was sold. Multiple products were missing the first letter of the title for a while.

Since then, I reviewed the title, descriptions, and tags periodically after I published the products.
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:30:30 PM
Normaly use a notepad for
Title, Deception, and Tags
I make one product at a time now. And copy and paste 1000's of time.

But the I test the description in google search. If their is an error in spell or grammer you will get a message showing results for ......
Click on the blue will make it appear in the search line. Copy and pasting that gives you something google understand.

Only works with one or two sentence at a time. So break up the description as needed. I dont know the max character count.

Addition plus if you click on google image results can give you a bit more insight
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 7:22:13 PM

I pretty much gave up on being perfect. I have spell-check in my browser and pay attention to the squiggly line. I use auto correct, which cuts down spelling errors considerably. It doesn't eliminate errors entirely but enough.

I recently discovered a double point in an arrow head. It is very tiny, far less than a millimeter, I know it is there and it bugs me, but I doubt it will show up in the print. I have a correct arrow head and some with the flaw.

A friend of mine made as many if not more spelling errors than I do. I once asked him if this didn't bug him just as much as my mistakes bug me. No, it didn't and he ignored the spelling police politely. He made it into the big league and wrote for the biggest German newspaper despite his tendency for spelling errors.

I learned listening and repeating by heart before I learned to read and write. I suspect this ability rules when I look at my stuff and for the heck of it can't see the flaws and errors.

Should we avoid error? Sure. But these days in the age of Internet and fast publishing spelling errors are very common.

To me it is a clear case of: It is. Happy

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