One of the key points that Marshall Goldsmith makes in What Got You Here Won’t Get You There is the importance of apologizing to people when you’ve made a mistake and thanking them when they’ve made a contribution (or even an observation).
So, in that spirit, I have to apologize to people who’ve made (or tried to make) comments on this site for the past few months; I discovered last night that I’d done something to my WordPress configuration which was sending comment notifications into the ether (actually they were probably spamming some unknown user sharing the same hosting provider), and therefore, any comments from “new” people were stuck waiting for approval, and I wasn’t seeing comments from “old” people, either.
I think I fixed everything up, but for those of you who may wonder what’s been of interest to my readership recently, I’ll call out the “lost” commentors and comments here:
- Way back in November, Ed Costello weighed in on my Ubuntu problems (fortunately, that machine’s no longer an issue for me).
- Mike Lipsie commented about ×œ×§×•× ×“×œ and its underlying conjugation.
- November 30th’s posting on Free Rice brought out comments from Sacha Chua and Barbara Finkelstein, and I’ve responded in the comments to that post.
- In mid-December, David Preston taunted me because he got his XO long before I did. But now I’ve got mine, so I don’t care.
- Henry Bankhead at the Los Gatos Library explained how to get to their catalog via Worldcat.
- Turbo Todd Watson recommended I read the book version of Charlie Wilson’s War (which I’m in the process of doing — and I agree, it’s even wilder than the movie!).
- Marshall Goldsmith noticed my comments on his book.
- Cathleen Rittereiser offered me help in Getting Nothing Done. But I’m afraid I’m going to have to go back to Getting Things Done until vacation rolls around again, though.
- My posts  and  on Twitter brought out comments from Connie Reece, Ed Costello, Sacha Chua, and Len Edgerly.
- I was not alone in being underwhelmed by Gentlemen of the Road – Downstreamer agreed.
- Richard Schwartz is trying to incite me to play a game.
- And finally, Xavier Verges and Ed Costello wish they had their XOs now thatI got mine.
Summarizing all those comments was a lot of work, but fun — maybe I’ll do it again some day.
One thought on “Apologies and Thanks”
Seems I’ve been dwelling on Chabon a lot lately, David. If you really want to take this 12 step apology thing to its logical conclusion you might want to read my review of “Gentlemen of the Road” here:
And also check out my post on Chabon’s newfound political convictions:
And… have a nice day!!
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