Thursday 3 November 2011

Why I just had to delete a post on my blog

Earlier today I posted a blog post about an io9 piece about Stephen King. After having a little rant about it, I had it pointed out to me that the piece had been cribbed from another interview, and basically made Stephen King look like he was making up rules for time travel. It turns out the rules are simply for his new book, 11/22/63, and that the rules are valid within the context of said book.

I felt a bit silly for having a rant about something that turned out to not be valid, so I did actually rewrite my post to reflect this new change, by referring to io9's words and not Stephen King's. Unfortunately, I did it on my phone and for some reason the new post screwed up my blog layout. I had to delete the old post to get my sidebar back. (Don't you love Internet coding?) However, I didn't want anyone to think I'd taken it down for any other reason, hence this post.

So I fully apologise to Stephen King, though I doubt he'd have read my random little rant and I DID actually agree with one of his points, but unfortunately I can't edit blog posts from my phone without things going wrong. And I WILL be reading 11/22/63 because despite my misgivings, it does sound quite good.


Anonymous said...

I forgive you. Everybody makes mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I just read that post. Refreshed my screen and it was gone.

Icy Sedgwick said...

This is why you should always save copies of your posts!

John Wiswell said...

Phones are such fickle things. Sorry I was the bearer of the bad news, but I admire you acknowledging the error. I'm actually pondering a rant-post myself about a certain scifi site that misreports so darned often.

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