Garden Enthusiasm is what I christened my garden newsletter, the newsletter that all the blog experts said I should have to share what is going on in my gardens and on my sites with you. For years I wasn’t convinced you could possibly care… you just want the bare facts about flowers, and pruning, and stuff. Right?
But then along came social media, then I went to a garden blogger conference where I was told to put myself up front and center. The girl said I was likable… and I believed her. My daughter had told me the same thing. If I’m not, don’t choose this moment to disabuse me of my illusions. So, anyway, I limped along or maybe just flew by the seat of my pants ( I’m not sure what picture to paint with this) and created a few newsletters since last summer.
There were some hiccups. Like leaving the placeholder words in an area I overlooked. I thought I had taken care of such snafus. But no, I sent out the latest one for March and my husband enters the room and says something about “Garden Enthushmmm”. That is not a typo, it is an approximation of garbling the word. I couldn’t figure it out (I’m slow that way). Then, to make it clear, he alerted me to the mis-spelling in my header. I misspelled the name of my newsletter in the graphic header. Any of you who are like me and make numerous typos, but then freaks out and obsesses over them, might know what mental anguish I had. What an amateur!
Anyway it turns out it was easy to fix for the future, but I’m not sure I can fix the past.
Well, I’m learning this online writing gig and make lots of little faux pas along the way. It is not worrying me because that is the way we learn… and you people are a lot more forgiving.
So all this confession will point out a mistake that might have otherwise been overlooked, but I thought I’d share a laugh on myself and you might sign up to see if I can recover and get better in the future…cause that is what I hope to do.
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