With thanks to David Wilensky for sending this piece of wisdom my way.
Rabbi Chaim Stern, z”l, the master liturgist who was the senior rabbi at the congregation where I now work, said the following. It seems to me much of the blogosphere could take these words to heart:
“So often my words precede my thoughts, and I feel humiliated. I am a fool more frequently than I am a sage! O God, show me how to keep quiet more often, at least until I have something real to say and someone who wants to hear it.”
Kein y’hi ratzon & shana tova.