Oops.Headline next month: "Editor for Valley Business FRONT Fronts on Fat People. Loses Valley Business Ad Revenue."
That's mighty 'big' of you Dan.
Wow. You had to edit yourself. maybe you should have focused your efforts on that "rag" of a mag.Maybe we could make up a few names for you and your efforts:-Valley "Out Of" Business Front-Valley Business "Dump"-Or, my favorite... Dan Smith is a tired hack who has no taste and no soul and no one should buy advertising from someone who has the abilities of a 3rd grader.
Ouch, ya'll. C'mon, he's apologized. He swallowed his pride. JUST LIKE ELIZABETH TAYLOR SWALLOWED SO MUCH CAKE! OOOOH. He took down the post. JUST LIKE FAT PEOPLE TAKE DOWN CHEAP LAWN FURNITURE! SNAP!He made amends. JUST LIKE FAT PEOPLE MAKE CAKES THAT LOOK LIKE LAWN FURNITURE AND EAT IT ALL DAY LONG. YYEEAAAH, BOOYEEE!
Barry, I have to say I must disagree with you. Dan has a wonderful soul. Though never having met him, he was a source of strength and support for both my sister and for me when our Mom passed away 15 months ago. The kindness he showed and his ability to remove a post that folks found offensive speaks volumes for the kind of person that he is.
I've known Dan for several years and he is one of the nicest, sincerest and caring individuals I have come across. In fact I find him to be a very welcome breath of fresh air in a very polluted world. Dan says what he thinks - in this instance, without thinking (you should have eaten breakfast Dan), and, although I never had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Taylor, as a fellow English gal with a similar bawdy sense of humor (so I'm sometimes told), I think the Dame would have had a worthy come back line, or two - I doubt this would have bothered her too much.
Don't worry Dan, so long as you are not the blond from UCLA, it's all good.And who is Elizabeth Taylor anyway :P
Actually, Dan, your post isn't down. It's still available on Google Reader. I've been reading you for a couple of years since returning to Roanoke and have enjoyed your style, but it does seem the past couple of months have taken a bit of a toll...
Marjie:Sorry if you've lost interest, but my posts have been pretty much about the same things--everything--since I started writing. No difference I can see and if you have a specific example(s), I'd sure like to know it. I'm always interested in my failures. Readership of the blog is way up, though I haven't intentionally done anything to affect that. I just write what interests me and hope it interests others. If it doesn't, I lose nothing. If it does, then that's fine.By the way, how do I expunge the Taylor post from Google Reader? I'd really rather have that erased.
JEEZ, Mr. McNeil. Did you notice that part where Dan apologized? I'm pretty sure we've all been guilty of inserting our feet firmly into our mouths from time to time; at least Dan had the maturity and grace to apologize for...whatever he said. I missed the original post, but I'm SURE Dan's words aren't worth your vitriol. Anyway. "Dan Smith is a tired hack who has no taste and no soul and no one should buy advertising from someone who has the abilities of a 3rd grader."Mr. Mc Neil, you ARE aware of how juvenile this statement is, right? My brother IS in the third grade, and he's fully capable of using reason and sensitivity before he critiques something he might find irksome. I'll send you his contact info, if you want. He's an extroverted kid, and would probably be glad give you some tips on decorum. I find it staggering that a (supposedly) grown man would level insults like that at a fellow adult. That's the nature of the 'net, though: everyone's so big and brave behind a keyboard... It's alright, Dan. We all open our pieholes and say regrettable things from time to time. This unabashed Liz Taylor fan knows you've got a huge heart and good motives.
Erin: You, ma'am, are a jewel. Thank you for being my friend.
Oh my. I know that I have made "a many of mistakes in my communication." Do other's NOT? Well, I know that I appreciate when a talented professional who is sharing his views and free flowing thoughts can step aside, consider other's perception and hold himself accountable for words written and possibly misunderstood. Dan's is an impeccable person and I truly trust that his intent was not harmful. The fact that he recognized others perspectives, held himself accountable and owned responsibility is not surprising. Please "write on", Mr. Smith.