Obviously, the headline is full of mistakes. And I will be honest with you—mistakes happen. I have made some doozies. Thankfully, my biggest this week was replying to a client’s note and signing his name at the end instead of mine. Here are some I have made and some I have prayed I wouldn’t make!
- I once sent off a pitch offering to spank someone’s interest. Sorry, I don’t want to spank anyone. But I am sure I may have sparked their interest.
- A client was looking for someone with a lot of sass in their writing. I sent him a reply saying I had lot of….well just remove the “s.”
- I can’t tell you how many times I have changed the “o” in shot to and “i.” A shooting is bad enough but the other?
- I once had a group of cyclists training 8 days a week. Thank you, Beatles.
- A college in my town had Angus beef sales on occasion. I had to be careful to not leave out the “g.”
- Also, be careful how you spell “public” area.
Side note, I once attracted a lot of porn followers on my website and social media accounts because I had two articles where I mentioned the work cock a few times. Get your minds out of the gutter. I wrote articles for a magazine in the chicken industry a few years ago.
I am sure some of my colleagues can remember some more of my blunders. But they happen and you have to pick yourself up and move on from them.
What mistakes have you made or seen? Leave them in the comments for a future post!
Have a great day!
I purposely positioned my desk in front of the window so I can raise it most mornings and listen to the birds sing. A woodpecker joined the tunes today. The sound of the train through my little town provided some background music every hour or so.
Among the robins, sparrows and blue jays, two cardinals were playing in the trees. The cardinals are my favorite birds because they represent so many things—faith, vitality and creativity. Some say they represent loved ones who have passed away. This thought gives me comfort that my parents are free and playful as the birds.
I am not writing about very exciting subjects today. But the inspiration outside my window is priceless.
I have been writing professionally for more years than I am going to admit. I want to keep up the ruse that I am 35. But I have a big birthday this month and let’s just say I am not 35.
Like some women, I have been through many hairstyles and colors. So when I referred a possible client to some samples, I noticed my hair looks totally different than it does today. I am a natural dirty blond. Through the years my hair has been dark brown, light blond and even red. So how did I describe the different look? “A few years and several hair colors ago I was a contributor to a legal blogging site.”
I haven’t heard back from my proposal. I hope the client was impressed by my cleverness!
Have a happy day!
P.S. This picture is 8 years old from my “long, brown hair” phase.