What I learned and moving forward
This is my 4th draft of this blog post. That's how nervous I am about being attacked personally over something I might write.
Isn't that strange? That I'd let a few dudes affect me like that who I don't even know? I told myself I wasn't going to address it, but if I said I was completely over what happened, I'd be lying.
See, I like to write, I enjoy writing. I feel like it's easier for me to communicate through writing. What I don't like to do is write boring crap. I'll leave the boring crap to other people. I want to write something that people enjoy reading, something entertaining. You know what I find incredibly funny? Arrogance. I find people who are genuinely arrogant very entertaining because it's so foreign to me. So when I write, it's fun to pretend to be arrogant and self-deprecating at the same time. I try not to take myself too seriously. So imagine my surprise when little ol' me gives a little poke to the largest beard company out there and it plays out the opposite of what I planned.
It was meant to be a joke, honestly. That being said, the fact that some people didn't view it as such, means the mistake is on me. I don't think that justifies some of the personal attacks that were levied against me though. In fact are those kind of attacks ever justified?
As I've been able to reflect on it over the past week or so, I've come to realize that I can still be me. I can still have fun and poke fun at things, I'll just leave out certain beard companies.
As kühn continues to grow, I need to hold myself to a higher standard. Recognize that what I say and do directly reflects upon this company that means so much to me. So to those I let down, I apologize. To those who don't know me and who got upset, I apologize. To those who stood up for me and kühn and had such nice things to say and to all of those who messaged me privately giving me words of support, it really meant a lot. I've mentioned it before, I get really obsessed about things, and this was no different. I obsessed over for days. I knew I couldn't say or write anything until the emotion subsided, otherwise I'd fall victim to the "non-apology, apology" and I didn't want to make it worse.
So, this will be the last time I bring it up for a long while. Thanks again.
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Thanks for sticking with us.
PS - for anyone who doesn't like my writing...I still love you.