It’s crumby, isn’t it? To write a post, publish it, and two days later get that sinking feeling in your gut that “I shouldn’t have done that…”
After several years of blogging, I’ve learned that everything having to do with computers must break. Often. So, everything having to do withÂ computers requires a ton of repair work. Including blog posts. There’s nothing wrong with editing, deleting, changing back to draft status until you can collect your thoughts, or writing a follow-up post explaining yourself. There’s nothing wrong with it at all. So I say, when you get that sinking feeling, make the necessary changes and breathe again. (Don’t talk yourself out of that niggling feeling. When it comes to words, it’s better to err on the side of reverent fear.) Your readers probably won’t notice much more than the beautiful fact that you are an honest human being. And you will be a stronger blogger.
Next time you mess up and write something that you regret, say it like we do (a lot) around here: “I can learn from that.”
And don’t give up.
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