Part of me wishes i had kept those deleted posts stored safely in the trash folder.
Back to the future on that April Fools Day 2009.
(i’m writing this post on November 25, 2017)
The original post, “today”, was too “Disney” to keep public, so i deleted it and many others to err on the side of caution because Disney and Disney Institute had no social media policy.
i over-focused and over-committed on keeping it admirable and never crossed any lines – and was never asked to delete a thing.
Here’s the thing though, with no tangible rules, there was the perceived danger that a less progressive Disney leader could over-react and have a knee-jerk reaction.
Even though the odds were low, they weren’t zero, so i proactively went first.
There was no way of knowing what began today (April 1, 2009) as a 100-day, self-imposed writer’s boot camp would morph into an eight-plus year run.