This morning I was working on an Ask An Ambassador post. I was 400 words in but it just didn't feel right.
Factually accurate, yes.
But it just seemed a bit off. Something about tone wasn't quite what I wanted to I clicked Save to draft and closed the post. Maybe I'll come back to it and try to get it right, or maybe it never sees the light of day.
In my earlier days I might have pushed through my concern and published the post. But over the years the realization that ever post, every comment and every question posted and answered here or elsewhere is on our "permanent record".
Sure, we can delete whatever we typed, but is it ever really gone?
If there's damage to be done, it's been done.
Maybe it's a screen capture, or maybe it's just the memory of what was typed, but there's a good chance that what was posted outlives any deletion attempt.
If you're lucky, maybe you're quick enough to wipe everything before it's seen.
But if you're not lucky, there may be serious damage to your reputation.
I'd prefer not to have to do any explaining to my broker or anyone else. It's far easier to fill my blog with content that lasts for years and gives me a chance for a home buyer or seller to call me.
Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz