Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Holy pickin' cow

This has been one heck of a day in my little corner of the blogosphere. Stared out with a really funny post about a comment made by a really funny guy. Unfortunately, someone involved in the comment didn't see the humor. So I deleted the offending comments, left hers, printed a clarification and thought the matter would be finished. Not so.

Realizing I couldn't please the displeased, I deleted both posts, including the comments.

In hindsight, however, I wish I'd left both, comments and all. Because the posts and comments were funny and truthful. And for crying out loud, when is enough enough? I apologized by personal email. I deleted the comments that could have been hurtful. I published a clarification.

To my faithful commenters - I appreciate you more than you can know. You are entertaining and educated and those of you who commented on the deleted posts stayed above the fray, even while pointing out some hard truths. Thank you so much.

To the displeased: Can you imagine the good press you'd have received if you'd handled my initial email with an, "Oh my word, I can't believe that happened! Here's the info: _____________ Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Oh, and by the way, while I like the color scheme, that Chef guy's a riot!"

A little humor goes a long way. Just ask the Astronomer guy.