I thought about treating this week’s Editorially Yours like a teenager who’s arrived home after curfew. You know, sneak it in quietly, set the publication date in the past, let no one know that it truly is overdue. However, as I thought about it, I decided to take the honest route. Yes, it is Thursday afternoon, and I am just now publishing this week’s column.
For those who don’t read my editorial piece on a regular basis (Shame on you!), it should have been published on Monday morning. Ahh. . .Monday morning, it wasn’t a very good morning. I know that for many Monday morning is unpleasant, but this Monday was worse on a grand scale. Approximately half of the WMG properties were having issues. Articles weren’t saving edits nor were all of them publishing on schedule.
So, instead of starting my Monday with some coffee and editorial reflections, I spent time trying to re-edit and republish articles; emailing with support staff; assuring writers and editors that all of this would be fixed soon. By end of the day Monday, the problem was fixed. When Tuesday rolled around, I was playing catch-up from Monday and decided that Editorially Yours was a back burner projects. And, foolishly, on Wednesday, this column didn’t come to mind.
So, here I am on Thursday afternoon, guiltily writing a post that, in theory, should talk about the coming week. So, with only one day left in the work week, what is of interest for tomorrow? On Be Green Info, the preservation of green spaces will be the topic du jour. While you’re there you might want to take a peek at other articles from this week. On Monday we published a fabulous article about plants that not only beautify your yard but also repel insects. We followed that with an article about preserving energy on Tuesday.
As you read this extremely overdue column, I hope you have had a good week. Enjoy what’s left of the work week; it’s almost the weekend!