I learned a lesson years ago, or at least I thought I had--Never offer your writings up to be read until you have let them simmer, re-read them, thought about them carefully, and then edited them thoroughly. I don't know why I thought writings for this blog were somehow outside that lesson. So, I posted what I thought was a cogent and reasonable blog entry yesterday.
And it is why I deleted it this morning.
Part of the reason I go through the whole simmer, stir, taste, revise, etc. thing is so I don't put my foot in my mouth. Another part is so I don't end up looking and feeling like an idiot. But the biggest part of it is so I don't tarnish myself as a writer.
Blogging is no different than writing an essay for publication. If I wouldn't feel comfortable sending something to CapMag (for example) than I shouldn't plop it down here.
To any of you who read yesterday's post: I apologize. It won't happen again.
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