Thank you for your interest in this blog & your continued support.
From time to time I have received objections to my use of acronyms & abbrev.
I would like to offer some additional thoughts:
✤ In the past 6+ years I have written & published over 680 posts! I have also written many more that are in the pipeline
✤ Each series of posts (by topic) takes many, many hours, & often weeks, to put together. With my readers always in mind, I go over each one 5-10 times to insure they are clear, logical & the best I can do. It’s inevitable that occasionally I’ll miss something, but Perfection is never a goal!
✤ For each individual post much time is spent researching relevant articles, (listed near the top of the page & throughout), as added-value to the topic. This includes noting references to info from other sources
✤ I also take hours & hours to comb thru images to add flavor & clarity to each post. In many cases, when I can’t find what I want, I take yet more time to combine up to 6 images into the scene that fits the text
✤ I have rewritten many old posts when necessary, especially breaking up the earliest ones that were originally too long
✤ I recently revised all the ‘sitemap‘ lists by year (2010-2016) to group topics together that were written at very different times, which also means going thru over 500 of the posts to re-set all their pub dates, as well as all the relevant links to other posts!
✤ Sitting at the computer for hours & hours & hours to do this work is my great love, but I’m a senior (70+) w/ Fibromyalgia & other physical issues, making the task quite tiring. So I try to find ways to make my life a little easier, which includes a few shortcuts
NOTE: This is not the only place you’ll find such shortcuts, used mainly with phrases that are often repeated, as in my posts.
You may have seen scientific, medical & other type of articles which use acronyms, as well as in AL-Anon (ODAT, ACA, HP….), & psychology (PTSD, MBTI, NLP, MMPI….), medicine (MRI, EKG, CAT scan…..), in everyday life (BLT, FYI, ASAP, VIP….)
Of course, it’s fine if this doesn’t work for you.