No, not a social event. No, not a fruit that grows on trees. I’m talking about the date on blog posts or news articles.
Immediately under the title of my blog posts you’ll see the date that the post was published.
For example, I always post about our bi-annual Bring Back My Bar (BBMB) promotions and share which scents are being brought back, along with a scent description. My posts are clear that they’re only available for one month, i.e. July 2016.
If you’re looking for one of those particular scents and it happens to be October 2016, there’s a very strong possibility that scent will no longer be available. You will know this because you’ve read that it’s July only and because you’ve seen the date that the post was published, July 2016.
That doesn’t seem to stop some from contacting me to let me know they’re upset (to put it mildly) because they feel duped that in October they didn’t look to see that they were reading a post from earlier in the year.
I choose to think it’s an oversight.
Not everyone is familiar with blogs and social media. Not everyone thinks to look when something was originally posted. Although I think most have heard that once on the internet, always on the internet.
However, to save yourself some frustration and disappointment, and maybe embarrassment if you go off on someone, check the date of news articles and blog posts.
That concludes this Public Service Announcement for today.