Tuesday, 13 October 2009
How easy it is to be misunderstood
It happened to me this morning. My post on Depression was prompted by the response to a post on another blog.
The blog post I was reading was brilliant...and I completely understood where the blogger was coming from, but I responded to a comment made by another blogger, and I think the blog author thought my comment was aimed at her...rather than someone commenting on her post.
I am mortified to think that because of this misunderstanding, I might have offended anyone. So I re-read my post and can see how my words could have been misconstrued.
Of course I naturally wanted to put this right. Sometimes though it's possible to try too hard to correct something. I went back to my post and I edited it. Then I returned to it and edited again, giving an explanation as to why it was necessary...at the same time deleting the comments made on the original post. Then I returned a third time and just edited out the explanation.
And here I am again...trying to put it right.
I think I may well be over-egging the pudding don't you?
But that's my final word on the subject...I'll shut up now!