I like the idea of having an anonymous blog site. I want to be able to complain about work, or people I know. I want to be honest about my thoughts and not risk hurting feelings. I am careful not to write about people or topics that I know would bother my known readers.
So I was quite surprised to receive a comment the other day from Dave.
Now, I don’t know Dave, but I wrote something that could have possibly hurt Dave’s feelings. My post was honest, blunt and downright critical.
Perhaps you remember it.
It was titled Wild Hog-ette. I wrote about my fantastic ride down to Carbondale, IL. I described my excitement about trying a new BBQ joint. I openly criticized the meal I had, then I posted a picture of my hubby in front of their sign. He may or may not have been giving it the finger.
Never would I have thought that the manager of the place would find my little blog site and read my review. But Dave is obviously stealthy like that.
His comment sat in my inbox for a few days, awaiting my approval. During that time, I revisited my blog post to remind myself of what I had said. I secretly hoped it wasn’t too bad now that I knew one of them had read it.
I decided that while it wasn’t positive in any way, it was my feelings at the time, and I’m not sorry I wrote it. The picture might have been a little harsh, but we were just having fun. (I was more concerned about my later post about dashing.)
In Dave’s comment he mentioned that he was sorry we had an unpleasant first experience. He would like us to come back and perhaps try another item off their menu. He said he appreciated my feedback, even if it was bad, and then he thanked me for it!
I approved the comment. Mainly because he was so professional about it. I have to admire a manager who seeks out reviews, then takes the time to acknowledge it. I have half a notion to go back and see if The King is actually piled high with brisket now. Wouldn’t it be somethin’ if me and my little blog had the power to make a difference?
Even if it’s only in the BBQ world.