Blake Snow

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Lessoned learned: when everyone else is doing it

I learned a good lesson this evening while blogging a rumored story: when you’re confused (and your browser cache adds to the confusion) and everybody else is doing it (read: other big sites), go seek advice first. I was a little quick to publish the story for fear of missing out on early traffic as other sites had already begun posting. Turns out the site acquisition rumor was just a good ole version of cross-promotional branding I wasn’t familiar with, and luckily my editor caught the soon to be noticed mistake early.

So is it just me or does making professional mistakes get harder to deal with the older you get? I hate feeling like a smoe and kick myself sometimes for making seemingly obvious misteaks. “Teacher, my eraser is out…” What do you do after making a goof?