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"even with the button broken it still doesn't change my opinion that buttons should work. "
Couldn't agree more. Like I said, it really could happen to anyone. Sometimes there isn't an easy fix, or even a compromise. I really wish they would fix it for you though, it doesn't do your work justice, and it's an especially pertinent fix in this case. I see it for what it is (a screwy blog plugin), but we both know that it's the kind of thing you aim to limit when you publish online (which is why the meat of this post is so valid).
I'll try to get caught up and swing by your real blog a few times this month to keep up with what you're up to. I think you should try and answer as many goals as you can with your posts. No need to answer for breaking your own rules, from what I've seen you're more thoughtful in that regard than most - another thing we both know (that the most popular bloggers do it weekly, and if you build up an archive of old content, there is no way not to contradict something you've said in the past. Nobody's perfect right? lol).
This is the exact reason that I am really hesitant to write this type of post. When you tell people that grammar is really important in blog posts, you'll almost always end up with a typo in the title - it's Murphy's Law. This was a really complete list of things that could be wrong with.. well, pretty much everythig. It's the first time I've ever heard such an in depth commentary on Tweet buttons working incorrectly, and lo-and-behold. It could seriously happen to anyone though, even on their own blog.
As a quick fix guys, just change the title to "10 Reasons Why I Do Not Retweet You and Your Content". The apostrophe and ampersand are coming apart when the widget tries to format them. I suspect that this would fix it. It looks like you'll either have to edit out certain types of punctuation for a while, or replace the tweet buttons.
Pam - I loved the part about ignoring the Klout score. Some people now predicate everything they do on an influence score. It's terrible when they were previously content creators and connectors who were working toward a tangible, and real influence, but decided to exchange it for +Ks and aa bag of pop chips. It trivializes social media as a technology a little bit, and unfortunately we're at the point where social media needs to cultivate a professional and useful image or risk losing tons of credibility along with the next slew of networks to fall from grace.