Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blogging Fails

I'm here today to tell you about two awkward and hilarious blogging fails I've made. In these two instances my blog has flown in unannounced and turned my personal life upside down. Now, I know I shouldn't publish anything I wouldn't mind the whole world reading--but sometimes people really take things the wrong way. And nothing you can say can make them understand that you really were not saying what they think you were saying.

Blogging Fail One:

When I lived at home with my parents in the brief months between my breakup with last boyfriend and meeting my husband I was still blogging. One day I took a bunch of photos of snow in our yard for my blog. The sun was shining, everything was frosty and frozen. It was beautiful. I titled the post "Snowy Picture Dump".

And that was when the fight started. My family was convinced beyond a doubt that I was calling their yard a dump. My mom called me when I was out with some friends demanding I take down the photos, furious that I would refer to their yard with that sort of language. I, on the other hand, was completely baffled. What was she talking about?! I would never say the yard was a dump! I was referring to the major load of pictures I'd unleashed upon the internet. A dump of pictures. As in, beware, there are a lot of pictures here.

To this day she still thinks I was trying to be insulting.

Blogging Fail Two:

Shortly after marriage, I posted a funny story on my blog where I made a your mom joke. (I bet you can see where this is going). It was awesome and I chuckled all the way through the story, knowing my readers would enjoy it as much as I. Well, unbeknown to me my mother in law had found and been reading my blog this entire time. She was immediately scandalized that I would make fun of her in this manner and one day over dinner brought it up and asked me to take it down. I believe I choked on my pie at even the mention of my blog, because I had no idea she even read it or knew of it's existence. I then attempted to explain what a your mom joke was to the utter confusion and disbelief of said mother in law. She didn't believe me.  

Both these posts that I refer to have been removed from my blog, but it just goes to show you that not everyone has the same understanding of the English language. Hah!

Have you ever made a blogging fail? What happened? Please do tell!

Stock desk photo from here.


Jessica said...

I love how the two people that took these the wrong way are I just had a blogging fail myself two minutes ago... looks like tomorrow's post went live today... oops. I just left it, it's not THAT big of a deal but boy was THAT annoying to wake up to :P


PopChampagne said...

yeah sometimes people take something in another direction than how it's intended to be... and lol snow picture dump i'd figure it's the snow that is the dump rather than the house too :)

Kelly del Valle said...

Hahahaha, these were great! Moms!

My mom knows about my blog, but I doubt she could find it even if she tried. My husband's grandmother, on the other hand. is remarkably internet savvy, and is all over everything. EVERYTHING. She's found me on every social media outlet I've ever used. I have no doubt that she secretly reads my blog and probably emails updates to the rest of the in laws. So I am SUPER careful, because this situation is prime for a disaster! Especially since things are lost in translation in the best of times.

Rachel G said...

I feel like I remember the "your mom" incident...and the snowy picture dump was just plain funny miscommunication. My parents are very technologically savvy--although very early on in blogging I published a hilarious story that my mom asked me to take down. She agreed that it was hilarious, and very well-written...but the story involves her and she wanted me to wait until the event was more years in the past before posting about it. I guess she's a little embarrassed about it (I didn't know she was, it doesn't seem like an embarrassing story to me) but she knows that eventually after time passes she won't be. I'm still waiting. :)

Cody Doll said...

I would think the same thing!

Cody Doll said...

BAHAHAHA! People I swear. If they didn't like that's there problem or at least that's how I handle the situation. I guess I am lucky in where no one really reads my blog and if they do they shouldn't care. The only time I had an almost "blogging fail" was when I was taking pictures at work and my boss HATED IT. She'd yell at me all the time so I got to the point where I'd leave my phone at home. It was sad since I was going to help promote her business that way but her loss I guess.