It's Flashback Friday - a time of the month where you can republish and old post of yours that maybe didn't get enough attention, or that you're really proud of, or you think is still relevant etc. This blog-go-round is hosted by Michael G D'Agostino from A Life Examined--that's where you'll find the rest of the participants or to join up yourself.
This post first appeared on Tossing It Out on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. To see the original comments to that post you can click on the title below to be taken to the original post. My reason for choosing this particular post, besides it being as relevant now as then, is that it is a clue to my next Battle of the Bands post which will appear on next Wednesday June 1st. That will also be my next post as Monday I'll be taking off for Memorial Day.
The need to apologize usually stems from one or more of the following:
Since I tend to be slow to react and I like to hear all sides of an issue, I usually don't end up having to apologize much. Sometimes I might have to do some explaining to clarify things, but usually it's a matter of trying to help the disagreement side understand better what is going on.
I don't recall ever having to make an apology for anything I've written on my blog because I try to think my posts through carefully and avoid saying negative things about other bloggers. I may disagree sometimes, but I don't get vicious toward anyone. This is not true with all bloggers though. And I rarely see apologies coming from those sorts of bloggers. Of course, I don't frequent those types of blogs too much so maybe I've missed some of their apologies.
Do you apologize when you know you've been wrong or do you just let things go? Do you have greater respect for someone who admits they are wrong and offers an apology? Do you know of any bloggers who you think need to apologize to another blogger? Are there any apologies you'd like to make to anyone?