by Ann Driscoll, Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 07:08:23 PM EDT
While I am uncertain that many people still read this blog considering I haven't updated it in ages, I just want to apologize for something that I wrote last fall, and better late than never, no? In this post I said some very mean things about Liberty Concepts, a web design group from Boston that works exclusively for Democratic or progressive candidates. In that post, I wrote, based on my experience with Liberty Concepts on the Wulsin for Congress website, "Lame, ugly designs, unstable web infrastructure, and horrid customer service.". However, I believe that what I wrote was inaccurate, and that my negativity was due almost entirely to my inflated expectations about campaign web management, my disgust at Joe Liberman's Senate campaign-- and apparently-- a volatile mood when I sat down at the computer to write that post.
First of all, Liberty Concepts consists of more than three people, which I had inaccurately stated in that post. Secondly, Liberty Concepts is a firm-- not a "firm" with derisive quotation marks. Thirdly, Joel and Jonathon, two people who work at Liberty Concepts (Jonathan is the CEO) were actually available most of the time to answer customer service-related questions. They were also polite and accommodating, which is probably the reason why I regret writing what I did the most. And finally, the website was not aesthetically displeasing in the end. We received nothing but compliments from people about the website, and there were very few major technical problems that arose.
The important lesson is: what you write on blogs does have consequences, so watch what you say and make sure that you mean what you say and that you can defend it if called out. In this embarrassing case, I didn't really mean what I said, and I can't defend it. So I'm apologizing.