Last night, in a sleep-deprived state of stupidity, I accidentally published a roughest of rough drafts of “Take the Leap: 30 30-Somethings.” Unfortunately, I didn’t discover my mistake until this morning, while I was traveling and didn’t have access to a computer.
I desperately tried to clean up the post using the phone app. Impossible! I then opted to change the post status back to “draft” in an attempt to hide it.
Given that I’m not sure of the ramifications of all of those actions, here’s my three-pronged apology:
- I’m sorry if you read any of those earlier versions. They did not represent the quality of writing that I try to deliver.
- I’m sorry if you clicked on the post link via email or a social network and got a “Page Not Found” message.
- I’m sorry if when I just republished the post, you got a duplicate email notification.
I’m extremely embarrassed, but I learned a valuable lesson. As is the case with driving drowsy, blogging while tired is dangerous!
But since I can’t erase my screw up, we might as well have a discussion about it. Have you made a similar blogging error? If so, how did you correct it?