The Very Quick Story of the Million Typos: Corrections for the Ada Lou Roberts Post

Hot vs. warm. Leftover first draft copy. Errant punctuation gone astray. It’s a day in the life of blog writing around here. Case in study: the most recent post A 1960s Starter Recipe: The Baking Life of Ada Lou Roberts of Rose Lane Farm and Her Alaskan Sourdough Pancakes. If you are reading this latest cooking story about Ada Lou from your email inbox or mobile device, you’ll have received a version of the post that was published last night at midnight and unfortunately, contains a mess of typos. Most importantly…

  • In the recipe section for the Alaskan sourdough starter, the yeast should be mixed with warm water not hot water as previously stated in the directions.
  • Everything after the final cheers to Ada Lou should be disregarded. Those two paragraphs floating at the very bottom of the post were snippets of old first-draft copy that somehow got left behind after their story points were woven into other paragraphs.

As of this morning, the blog post had been completely recorrected and updated. So if you read the blog on your computer, laptop or tablet here or visit our website directly, you’ll see a refreshed version that is ready for reading error-free.

I feel terrible that this post went out with so many mistakes. Proofreading is my biggest weakness, and small errors can be the hardest things to catch when you’re trying to objectively analyze your own words. This is especially true when posts require a few days or even weeks to write, as this one did.

On the positive side, at least you know the story was written by a real person and not an AI bot. We get bombarded with marketing emails daily in which companies offer to generate quick AI blog posts for In The Vintage Kitchen. If we just send them a few keywords, they’ll write a post for the blog in minutes. This style of quick content, in theory, helps add bulk to blogs and potentially increases SEO rankings, making it easier for people to find information that you want to share. But in going that route, originality is sacrificed. Rest assured, we won’t ever engage with that style of writing here on the blog. Authentic, real-life voices, thoughts, and cooking experiences are at the heart of the Vintage Kitchen. It’s the only way we know how to talk about food and history. Even if they may happen to contain a few typos from time to time, our blog stories will always be written by humans for humans. Flaws and all.

So please disregard last night’s post and accept my sincere apologies for the messy writing. If you are reading this message now in your email, visit this link to learn more about Ada Lou, her starter pancakes and the tragic childhood event that befell her family. Her story, her life-long commitment to baking, and her delicious recipes definitely deserve a second look.

Cheers to round two!