About this time bloggers are rolling out their ‘Best of’s‘ for 2012. I was just sitting here preparing my own ‘best of’ post, clicking away at the keys about what I learned, how much I grew… yada yada yada. Then I realized…
I learned a lot from my success’s… but I learned a mega-ton from my misses too!
I mean COME ON… sometimes when you dive in with both feet, you just get wet!
So I highlighted and deleted whole paragraphs at a time completely dismantling my post and quickly changed the title too….
Why not!! No sense just celebrating all the posts that were tops…. let’s closely examine the ones that were flops too. The worst refers to the least amount of hits according to the stats.
We’ll look at 3 posts starting with my 3rd worst and then we’ll examine what nugget of wisdom I uncovered from them… this will be good for a laugh, ready?
What the….??? How can THIS be in my top 3? I’m a craft / garden blogger for crying out loud! I KNOW this stuff…I’ve been gardening since I was a kid, I’m educated in horticulture….I’ve ran a bloody business in garden design….for like 7 years! This was a great post with ton’s of helpful tips. What in Sam Hill happened here?
I posted this August 6th, I know all too well from being in the industry that not a whole lot of gardening is going on in the very mid of summer.
Who’s all that concerned about their grass when there’s a game of Bocce ball going on. Heck, if people even remember to water their hanging baskets on a daily basis that would be a miracle…it’s SUMMER!
Now if I included a recipe for the best short ribs ever or an icy cool treat, then this post may have ranked higher on the list and Laundering Money ( another great post about homemade laundry detergent…if I do say so myself! ) would have made the top 3 instead.
There were other factors at play that may have contributed to the less than stellar performance of this post. In August I begin the task of turning Potters Nursery into a Christmas Store. My mind is very engaged at this time and my usual routine of blog partying and social media blitzing is put on the back burner. So what did I learn here?
Oh come on! This was brilliant… all recycled materials, cute little pot….. it’s even made from a REAL tree for Pete’s sake people! I don’t care, I love it and I use it everyday. It works great….just as long as I prop it up against the wall, it only topples over once in awhile.
Ok, I know…. it’s pretty bad. Go ahead, laugh. I’m still shaking my head, even a little embarrassed to share it. I made these for Valentines day in a desperate attempt to post something for this Hallmark holiday. You won’t even find a link to this one as I left it behind on my old blog. ( You may have noticed the watermark on #3 that says Sew and Dipity, my reason for changing this one little vowel is explained here. )
Why such a crappy craft? I don’t know, I guess I was feeling pressured to produce some content because everyone else was doing it.
So I promise not to let BGS- Bloggers Guilt Syndrome, cloud my otherwise good judgement by putting out crap and calling it content. Pinkie swear.
There you have it, the Good, the Bad and the downright Ugly of this past year. Now that we’ve explored The Worst of 2012, be sure to check back tomorrow when I release my bestest, proudest, posts of the year.
And if you actually came by to read this post about “The Worst Of 2012″….please leave a comment so that I can thank you personally. I’m SERIOUS!!