Mistakes I Make

Lots of people think I get a lot done. I do. But I also have big FAILS. I have to because I try a lot of different things. Some that make me crazy aren’t big in the long run but still, niggle at my mind and irritate me. Like, just yesterday, I made two that I put under the heading of I Should Know Better and How Could I have Done That?
I’m about to lead this webinar, and one thing I talk about is that you should keep your avatar the same across media, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, or your site. If you have a bio picture, you should use it across the board. I just sent out my newsletter and I neglected to notice, after all the work I put into it, that my old bio pic is still in the header! That may not seem like a big deal, but if I’m not practicing what I’m preaching I kinda look like an idiot.
The other big fail was that I talk about how great QR codes are and that they’re going to be The Big Thing of 2011. I just printed up my cards for ALA but did I include the QR code that leads to the trailer for Little Chicken’s Big Day? No, I did not. Big Fail. (But yes, I spent way too much time printing out stickers with the QR code and sticking them on cards!)
But it’s okay to fail because it means you’re trying, and you’re doing a lot. So keep failing!

Recent Comments

  • Cliff Ravenscraft
    June 14, 2011 - 7:17 am · Reply

    Katie, I know exactly how you feel. I make these sort of mistakes all the time. However, each time I fail, I learn something valuable in the process. The time spent on a project that has failed never seems wasted in the long run.

    • katie
      June 14, 2011 - 10:23 am · Reply

      Thank you for commenting, Cliff! It’s always nice to know people I admire also make mistakes – but the reason I admire you is that you learn from them. I try to do that too…I am just amazing I forgot these things in particular! Argh. Oh well, on to the next success…or mistake!

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