Sorry for having published a draft

I've just unpublished it.

Yikes. You know what's a good metaphor for a draft? Someone's undressed self who in a less than fully awake state makes uncertain steps towards the toilet. That's a first draft of that person's publicly presentable self.

And publishing a draft? It's a bit like being photographed in this state. I mean, we all pass through that state every morning. Nothing to be ashamed of, then. And yet.

I think a lot of RSS aggregators never delete a published post, even if it then disappears from the up-to-date RSS stream of the original site. Bastards. Someone should spread their naked morning photos all over the internet and see how they like it.

Anyway, sorry, and the finished thing (10 times shorter without all the written-then-thrown-away bits) is coming up soon.

5 comments ↓

#1 Sergey on 08.28.14 at 12:07 pm

It didn't look that bad, so don't be so hard on yourself. Please make sure to publish the finished thing as a *new* post (with a new URL and a new ID), otherwise RSS readers will not notify subscribers thinking it's just an edit to the old one.

#2 Dan on 08.28.14 at 4:35 pm

Don't worry about it. I normally read your posts start to finish, but that was so long and "unpolished", I was wondering if something was wrong.

You've probably heard the expression about how no one would eat sausage if they knew how it was made… we just got a peek into the sausage making process. If anything, it shows how much work & thought goes into your posts…

#3 Oscar Bonilla on 08.28.14 at 5:59 pm

I actually find it fascinating to see the creative process in action. I know it can be embarrassing but it also gives the finished work a sense of being accomplished through hard work. I did read the draft start to finish, repeated sections and all. Can't wait for the finished thing and also can't wait to see your animated film.

#4 Theo on 09.14.14 at 12:48 am

You did a good job, you convinced InoReader at least that it didn't exist. Fooled one RSS reader. I'm glad you got it finished too.

#5 Yossi Kreinin on 09.14.14 at 10:37 pm

"Fooled"? I think of it more along the lines of "them RSS readers did their job of updating their databases to my up to date feed, albeit with a considerable delay in many cases".

Leave a Comment