A Formal Apology From James Proclaims

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We at James Proclaims fully recognise our role in the continuing propagation of low-quality, ill-informed content that continues to plague the blogosphere.

In particular, we cannot ignore our contribution to the unhelpful trend of publishing mediocre, and occasionally very bad poetry. Our continuing barbarism of the once elegant Haiku form is particularly troubling and does not represent our values.

We apologise fully, and with humility, to all those who have suffered and to those who are still suffering because we were happy to post sub-standard posts in order to generate more ‘likes’.

We can do better. We must do better. We probably won’t do better.

We do understand that an insincere apology perplexingly written in the first-person plural is a strange way to address these issues.

We are fully aware that, even though it shouldn’t, this apology will probably still get some ‘likes’.

And we definitely will keep writing the haikus.

But you can be assured that we will do so with an appropriate sense of shame.

This one

  25 comments for “A Formal Apology From James Proclaims

  1. March 13, 2021 at 5:04 am

    Oh. Well. If you’re still going to feel a sense of shame then that’s all right then. Keep haiku and carry on.

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 15, 2021 at 8:17 pm

      That’s very understanding of you

      Liked by 1 person

  2. March 13, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Shame on you and the haiku you wrote in on!!!.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. March 13, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Apology schmapology. Hail the sub-standard, low quality content! Here’s your like for a post I liked. 🙃

    Liked by 3 people

  4. March 13, 2021 at 8:10 am

    You should have written your apology in te form of a haiku. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 15, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      I felt that would be pushing my luck

      Liked by 1 person

  5. March 13, 2021 at 10:06 am

    As a reader of your blog, we too feel (we being myself and my alter-ego) that we must also apologise for helping to perpetuate your writing by following your posts, and even worse, commenting on them.
    We will continue to read your posts, but be assured it will be with a deep sense of shame.
    We are grateful to you for addressing the elephant in the room, and any other zoological species that reside in our homes.

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 15, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      It is rude to ignore the elephant


  6. March 13, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Oh Mea Culpa
    I am as guilty as you
    Please don’t deny it!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. March 13, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    As long as you feel bad as we do when we read them…

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 15, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      I’m not sure that is possible

      Liked by 1 person

  8. March 13, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    ‘Full of Substandard Content’ – the words my wife has planned for my headstone…

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 15, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      I suspect my wife would sympathise

      Liked by 1 person

  9. March 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Mindlessly liked this post because I

    Liked by 1 person

  10. March 13, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    I’m Canadian we throw “sorry” around like it’s confetti so your apology isn’t worth the paper it’s written on — oh, it’s not written on paper. Well then apology accepted. cheers

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 15, 2021 at 8:23 pm

      I’m glad we cleared that up

      Liked by 1 person

  11. March 14, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    I know why I read your posts, James – it’s morbid interest. I think a psychology student should write a term paper on you. Psychoanalyzing the posts through the lenses of various famous psychologists would be the foundation of the paper. There’s so much to work with. Anyway, I hope it happens.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. March 16, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Apology Smology I have searched the blogosphere for your kind of insincere smuiltz. This world needs more of the kind of tripe you provide. Without it there would only be truth. I can’t imagine a world like that. So relish your mediocre obtuse poetryFolks like me need your trash

    Laughter increases your face value

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 16, 2021 at 4:41 am

      Then I heartily apologise for the apology

      Liked by 1 person

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