A Public Apology

I started blogging last December after talking to my friend Jen (FrmHeadToToe) about how it can be fun and even relaxing sometimes - and especially how there is a whole community behind you.  I started out on ground zero, just finding my way through different polishes, companies, people, Twitter, Facebook Pages, websites...  It wasn't easy, but it's been fun.  I've really enjoyed the community especially.  I've always been a media oriented, community oriented person and this was just another outlet for it.

However, there have been a few bumps on the way.  Early on, I had a major disagreement with a blogger and chose a press representative's words over hers.  It ended up in a major fallout with the blogger, and while I was saddened, I realized that it was the nature of the business and moved on.  There has definitely been more drama in the blogging community that is neither here nor there, but I've tried to stay away from it, because overall I hate fighting.

Recently over the past month, I've noticed some of blogging friends have been silent on Twitter.  That's when I found out that they had stopped following me and had also removed me from their Twitter.  Today, I asked one why, and after she emailed me back, I knew I had to make this post.

I have always tried to help out, never tried to be malicious, but what sounds great in my head doesn't always come out well in the end.  That's what happened with this blogger.  I made her come off as a horrible person, and that was never my intent nor did I ever stop to think about how it made her sound.  While I respect her opinion to remove me, it makes me sad, and now worried that I've done that to others as well.  If I have offended you, I am sorry.  I truly feel that the blogging world is a community and we need to stick up for each other as well as be there for each other.  We may not all agree and while we should stay true to ourselves too, I think it can always be done civilly. 

But the end point of this is that I screwed up - royally, and I'm sorry to everyone I've hurt unintentionally.  I'm disabling comments on this post because I don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable and instead, I have a Google Form where you can leave any comments you'd like - and you don't have to sign your name or be a follower of my blog to do it.

Everyone needs a little shove down to earth, and this was mine.  Again I'm very sorry and wish everyone the best.