The Irony of a Deleted Blog Post


Perspective (Image: Bob Knorpp)

This morning I spent an entire 1.5 hour flight writing a blog post about patience. It was all about how I have always struggled with the idea of waiting. And I used the example of a bike ride that taught me how sometimes waiting can bring you your expectations and then some.

Then I accidentally deleted the entire thing.

My first reaction was disbelief. Then my next reaction was sadness for a beautiful thing destroyed by my own carelessness. And finally I was overwhelmed with apathy thinking I would never be able to recreate it.

Then as I sat wallowing in the stew of my own self-inflicted barrage of negative self-talk I realized the irony of it all. Here I had written a blog post that was going to explain to all of you how patience with the unplanned obstacles that thwart us sometimes leads to an even more important experience or lesson — and I couldn’t even take my own advice.

Fate can sometimes be a very cruel mistress indeed.

So you’ll have to patiently wait a bit longer on that blog post about patience. But I’m betting that your patience will pay off — as will mine.

Robert Knorpp
Robert Knorpp is host of The BeanCast Marketing Podcast at and is President of The Cool Beans Group, a marketing strategy consultancy based in New York City. He likes laughing even more than breathing. You can follow the madness on Twitter at
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2 Responses to The Irony of a Deleted Blog Post

  1. Carmen XueLi July 9, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    I absolutely, positively love this blog! This turned out to be a beautiful post with a beautiful lesson, despite what had to occur for you to be able to write this. Your audience has learned a lesson as well! Thank you!

  2. Robert Knorpp
    Bob Knorpp July 9, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Thanks so much. One of my hard-won talents is a finely developed ability to laugh at myself. ;)

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