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I am writing a blog post and at the end of the post, I wanted to say this:

Hopefully, you find this post interesting

But I don't know here what the correct tense is. Since the sentence is at the end of the post, the reader presumably should have read this blog already. So I was wondering if I should use simple past tense instead, as in:

Hopefully, you found this post interesting

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Either is fine. The first version looks forward from the time at which your wrote the piece; the second looks backward from the time at which the reader reads it. In fact, other tenses are also possible:

Hopefully, you've found this post interesting. (<-- looking backward)
Hopefully, you'll find this post interesting. (<-- looking forward)
Hopefully, you will have found this post interesting. (<-- looking forward and then backward)

The last option would be somewhat uncommmon (as future perfect often is).

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  • interesting... does the tense affect the tone or any other things?
    – Joji
    Commented Jun 12, 2022 at 6:52
  • @Joji Not in my opinion. I think that all versions are pretty similar in both meaning and tone. Commented Jun 12, 2022 at 17:32

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