Should I post this, or should I not post this? If I shouldn't post this, then stop reading it, 'cause I can't make up my mind and I'm going to post it anyway.
I was reading a blog this morning, and took this person seriously when they said "what do you think?" about what they were blogging about. So I commented. Alot of other people commented. Some of the comments were funny, some of them were serious. Mine was serious. My thought was that this person was serious in their post and they really wanted our (serious) thoughts on the matter, so I gave mine.
I went back to check and see what other people said in their comments. More people had commented. And the poster had added a note to the post saying that they had meant for the post to be funny, but kinda serious, and to be careful what you say in your comment (major paraphrase).
My "pink*" instinct is to think "Oh no :(" and sit down and cry 'cause maybe I offended this person with my comment. I love this blog, this person is hilarious, they post great posts. And I took them seriously. And I don't even know if they were talking about MY comment. I'm just assuming they were because I did comment, and it could be my comment that was offensive to them. But I really and truly didn't mean to offend!!! It's very possible that someone else left a really nasty comment that they deleted. I don't know. I will probably never know.
Now I'm left with indecision. Should I go post another comment apologizing just in case my comment offended? Should I leave an anonymous comment saying "woops, wrong blog". (ok, I was just trying to be FUNNY!!!) Or I could delete my comment, but then people wouldn't know that I deleted it and think that the poster deleted it (but would it matter?). What would you do? Seriously, what would you do?
Either way, I'll go ahead and put this out there:
Dear Person with the really great blog that I love to read and may have offended you today by taking your post too seriously and commenting too seriously on what you asked "us" to give our thoughts on,
I'm sorry if it was me, I still love your blog and will keep reading it. I'll just try and read it as a humorous post and not take you so seriously when you post about serious things. I don't know if you read my blog, but if you do, I'm being serious right now.
Your bloggy friend.
* I said "pink" instinct because it's the girly instinct. If I was a guy, I'd have the "blue" instinct and probably not even have gone back to see what other people commented (well, I probably wouldn't have even commented in the first place), or if I had, not paid any attention to the added note... but if I did see it, it wouldn't cross my mind that maybe it was my comment that generated the note... but if I did think that, I would forget it the moment I finished reading it and it wouldn't bother me... so I wouldn't even be posting this right now. I'm just posting this 'cause you're my bestest ever bloggy friends and I wanted to dump on you. And yes, that's "pink".