Apologizing for not blogging enough

How many blog posts start with something like "It's been a while since I posted anything, sorry about that, I promise I'll be posting more soon bla bla bla..."?

Apologizing at the start of anything really takes the shine off things...
  • Apologizing for being late to a meeting
  • Apologizing for your hourly rate being so high
  • Apologizing for software being in beta
  • Apologizing for not blogging for a while

Stand tall

Be proud of what you do, and don't apologise for everything that isn't quite right. I have a general policy of not Apologizing for things that aren't my fault, and instead being professional about dealing with the problem. I can accept the fact I'm not perfect, and I expect people I deal with to accept this too.
  • I don't apologise when hosting goes down, if it's out of my control.
  • I don't apologise for bugs people find in free software I write.
  • I don't apologise when I'm busy on billable work instead of blogging for free.
  • I do apologise when late for a meeting - that's just common courtesy.

Positive thinking

The point of this post is that you shouldn't dwell on the negative, and instead focus on making things right. Don't remind people that you are slack at blogging, and instead remind them why your content is so great.

If you haven't blogged for a month, don't apologise for it, just post something decent. People don't mind irregular postings if the signal to noise ratio is good.
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