Most people try to put there best foot forward and show there best work. I, however, like to be different. The fact is that nobody is perfect, and to achieve success, you have to stumble along the way. All writers have work in their past that is not the best. I say that instead of ignoring the less than perfect attempts, we should look to them as important steps toward learning and becoming better. Without any further filler to get a higher word count, here are my top five worst articles.
More Affordable Fragrances for Men
This was an attempt to further milk a topic I had been moderately successful with. The problem is that I really didn’t have anything important to say or any useful information. The facts are pretty basic and surprisingly uninformative. This is what happens when you get greedy for page views and start churning out pointless poorly written reviews.
Tiger Woods’ Ten* New *Year’s *Resolutions (note: asterisks inserted in title to preserve MY link, not AC’s)
This one was an answer to an Associated Content assignment asking to write a list of ten resolutions for a celebrity of your choice. Of course not wanting to be creative or different, I took the obvious road and went with the over hyped celebrity screw up of the moment. It was intended to be funny, and it had it’s moments, unfortunately most of those moments sucked.
Simple Drink Recipes For Your Holiday Party
Another answer to an AC assignment that really didn’t come out so great. The information is actually pretty good, and useful, but the research and organization are lacking.
My Ten* New* Year’s* Resolutions (note: asterisks inserted in title to preserve MY link, not AC’s)
There seems to be a pattern here. This is probably my least favorite thing I’ve ever written. I went back and tried to read it again, but I had to just skim through because it is just that bad. It was supposed to be funny; it was intended as a humor piece, but it didn’t work. Most of the stuff that was supposed to be funny wasn’t and the little bits that were almost humorous, I suspect were subconsciously lifted from episodes of the Simpsons. This was to comedy what Saddam Hussein was to…comedy.
The Best Bands in Metal
One thing I can never stand is a pretentious metal head. I hate when I have to listen to some jerk talk about how this band is better than that band, and “these guys aren’t metal” and “Metallica sold out.” What really makes this one bad is that it’s possibly the most pointless thing I’ve ever published. It offers no useful information; I took minutes out of people’s day to say that Metallica is good. What an earthshaking revelation that is.
So there it is. That’s my list of embracing work. My worst five! So, my fellow AC peeps, what’s your worst?