I don’t always think things through. I can’t always predict the consequences of my actions. I did something that I thought was harmless fun and a young woman ended up getting mercilessly harassed.
She made a post saying I was dumb and she never wanted to see my face again. I replied with a picture of myself. I thought that was pretty clever and so I posted it to my blog. I believed that was the end of it and I took a nap.
When I woke up I found out that some of my followers decided to go to her blog and say some pretty vile things. They bullied her. After seeing some of the messages I felt pretty sick and I’m pretty sure I deserved to.
I thought my initial response to her post was measured and appropriate. I just didn’t think about how far other people might take it. I’m not an insignificant basement dweller anymore. I have a lot of eyeballs on what I do and there is a responsibility that comes with that.
I screwed up and I don’t have an excuse to stand on. After I publish this I am going to her blog to apologize. I would ask that anyone who sent her a negative message go and do the same.
I promise that in the future I will be more mindful of this. I am truly sorry.