Somber mood right now around here. I’ve just removed a post which will not be named, at the request of someone I know and respect. Out of 3,487 posts, I’ve now only removed three.
There’s one primary reason a post would be removed and that that is that the post causes harm in some way or another. For all of the three posts I’ve removed, I’ve felt that they had entertainment value when writing them. Unfortunately though, to certain entities the content was not entertaining. For all three I’ve been surprised when contacted to take them down and felt quite bad after the fact.
The first two were simply a case of a corporate entity who was mad at an individual employee who granted me access and interviews without prior approval and going through all the red tape. Those pieces were some of the coolest blogging I’ve done and it was really unfortunate that I had to remove them. I took those two down to save the guy’s job. Since then my opinion of that corporate entity has been quite damaged, especially since my post painted them in an incredible light and gave them a ton of positive commentary.
The 3rd removed post, from today, was a case of being naive and inexperienced as a blogger seven years ago. It took that long for that naivety come around and catch up to me. I’m sad that my post caused this person who I respect immensely any problems, and I did extend an apology.
This blog is about golf, my love of golf, playing golf, golf gear, golf media, professional golf, the people in golf. I always try to keep it positive and I NEVER intend my posts to hurt anyone in any way. In the case of the first two removed posts I did everything as I should have. It was simply a case of my contact not knowing the procedures he needed to go through. In the case of the 3rd post, it was my mistake and I’m a little embarrassed. I also feel bad for any damage I may have caused and I hope that if there was any, it can be fixed.