A boneheaded blog article
In a fit of exuberance about excellent service from an agency that's doing amazing things but experiencing fiscal woes, I blogged about a positive experience I had with them. In the article, I mentioned that the agency was facing repercussions from the recession and might lose its funding, and I encouraged fellow bloggers to visit the agency's website and make a contribution.
But I neglected to let the agency know I'd written about them. The article was brought to their attention, and the administrative staff have been understandably concerned about having information out there that they may be struggling to continue operating.
I feel so bad about this. It was such a boneheaded thing to do. I know better but went with being impetuous and irresponsible instead.
This is eating me up, and I don't know how to ameliorate the situation. I apologized to the agency's top administrators and hope they will tell me there's a way I can help defray the bad press.