Today we’re at #4 of our countdown of ugh. I’m including a pair of posts, each of which could stand (sit?) in the bottom five on their own. I think you need to see them together to see how wretched they truly were.
Words fail me. I don’t even now how to begin to describe these. What was I thinking?
Well, apparently I thought – hey, here’s a blog for people who like good stories, maybe a blog for writers, a blog for lovers of literature and philosophy, so maybe I should…review pens! A writing tool!
Except I didn’t really review them. I linked to a review of them. And then I added sort of a drifting promise that I would try one out.
People, you were right to give this one no attention whatsoever! I would not even say it’s a good Facebook post. I would not even say it’s a good tweet.
Here’s the post in its entirety.
Yes. You can see how helpful I was! I provided an image! Of a pen I “might need to give a try.” Ugh. These were early days, my friends.
And what did I do for a followup? What could possibly top this wealth of information in Mightier Than Some Other Pen? Here’s the next post on the blog. Again, this is presented in its entirety:
No luck finding a Jetstream in a store. The dream dies.
That was posted three days later. Has there ever been a worse example of blogging? Or a better example of blogging ineptitude?
My dream died. What a hopeful story. No image this time. Come on, I only had three days to get the post ready! And a store to go to!
And there I was, sitting around thinking, “Jesus, why doesn’t this blog get any traffic?” I’m lucky it didn’t! These posts should never see the light of day! And fortunately they don’t. Ever. Not even from Mom. I bring them to you now only to show you how far I’ve come.