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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ouch! Lesson learned

Yesterday, I was asked to take down an earlier post. I did immediately as requested.

I was trying to help someone, but it wasn't my place. I got involved where it was none of my business. No matter how helpful you may want to be toward someone, that someone doesn't have to like it. In the future, I'll be more cautious about stepping on other people's toes.

I wasn't aware of how much that could hurt.

Now I am.

Lesson learned.

Can you relate? Have you ever done something to help another person, and it backfired? How did you resolve the situation?


Debbie said...

I've had to remove photos of a friend from a post. She isn't crazy about the internet and doesn't like having her photo online. Of course, I immediately respected her wishes and removed the image. I learned a lesson from this episode though. Now, if I write a blog post and use a photo I took, I check with that person to make sure they are OK with it. I guess assuming doesn't cut it.

The BIKE Lady said...


It's true. I try to stick to my stuff and ask permisson if it goes beyond that. Sometimes, however, I think, it's easy to get carried away when you think you have a message to share.

You can lose sense of just how big this Internet audience really is or could be to people other than yourself. Or, you just don't think about it. I just didn't think about it. It was my mistake completely.

You can't question someone's feelings. You just have to respect them.