“When you know better, you do better.” — Maya Angelou
Oh, Internet, I made a mistake.
Yesterday, I wrote a post about a previously private matter between me and another blogger who runs a blog with a similar name. I removed the post and comments for the following reasons:
1. The way that I blogged about the issue invited disparaging comments about her blog, which is entirely my fault and definitely not in concert with how I want to operate, in the blogosphere and otherwise. I should have been more careful about how I presented the issue and made more clear my respect for her blog, her work, and her creativity. As my blog is precious to me, I imagine hers it precious to her as well.
2. In the five months I have been publicly blogging. I have been most impressed by the culture of support among bloggers. I deeply regret posting content that was not in line with that intention.
I have already made a private apology, but a public amends is also appropriate after yesterday’s post.
So, it’s been quite a week. First I insulted my beloved and no-longer-with-us Grandma, and then I screw up an attempt to get advice and support about a potential trademark (service mark) issue with my blog.
I was wrong.
I will do better.
That’s a promise.