Ah, the danger of this business.
Today, I really hit a nerve when I wrote about hiring a professional photographer. Saying I pissed people off is more accurate.
I hope everyone who reads my stuff knows that I write with the best of intentions. I err on the side of brevity, which sounds abrupt at times. For that, I apologize.
I also hope everyone who reads my stuff takes away what works for them and ignores the rest. It’s only one person’s opinion. You must gather other opinions and form your own.
About ten years ago, I finally learned to admit it when I was wrong. I do it regularly these days. Well, I have been told numerous times over the past 24 hours that I am wrong. And I have been told in very mean spirited comments, which I decided to leave on this blog. I suppose these were in anger at what those people read into my newsletter. I am sorry the contents were misconstrued and I take full responsibility for the words–however insensitive they seemed.
Here’s the thing: I would have thought people knew me better by now. I would have thought my readers know I am doing my best to help. And I’m happy to listen to differing opinions. I’ve corrected myself numerous times over the years, and quite publicly in the newsletter and on this blog.
We all make mistakes. Forgiveness is a good thing, as is correcting someone with kindness.