I tend to make edits after my blog posts are finished and posted. However, I read in Blogging for Dummies that this is not desirable. I understand that readers pick up the info quickly, on the other hand, I enjoy editing and polishing the copy, or adding thoughts. Sometimes I have to fix errors, like misspelling Dr. Seuss (groan).
Do you edit after posting, and how bad is it and why?
Do the readers re-publish it after each edit? Or do they just post the first one? I often go back and fix any mistakes that I spot - and since I blog late at night, they are leigion! Anyway, I guess it would be a drag if the readers re-published the same article every time you tweaked it, but otherwise, I don't see a problem.
It's okay for spelling/grammar or layout errors or any editing for the first say 10 minutes after posting but I wouldn't change to much around later. Most people read the post after it first comes out and won't get the best. If you need to do that, don't publish the post at first but save as a draft. After a night's sleep or something, go back and fix anything you need to and then publish.
I do it all the time. I always catch typos or phrases that need clarifying after I publish a post. I guess seeing the words in a different format (live in the blog as opposed to in the editing screens) helps you catch things that you just didn't see before.