What happens when you have this great idea, but it flops? It fails miserably and there’s no coming back from it? The simple answer is that you must dust yourself off and move on.
Failure – Keep Trying or Move On?
Recipe developers and craft creators will probably relate to this the most, but the message is the same for all. If something fails, even after multiple attempts, you have to know when to persevere or simply move on.
Let’s take this cake as an example. While the idea was great, the execution did not go off as planned.
- Made it twice, two different ways
- Tasted amazing but the execution was difficult
- Caused me several headaches and would result in bad ratings from readers
Try again at a later date OR decide it’s not worth blogging about.
Coming to That Conclusion
A content creator, like any other business person, can’t stop everything because of one project. There are always several projects in the works at once.
Was there room for improvement with this recipe? Yes. But the decision was made to table it and try again another time. There were too many other videos and posts I could be creating instead of beating this dead horse. Am I bummed that I have a bunch of video footage that I was super excited about using and now can’t? Yes! But that’s how it goes in content creation.
Why Not Just Post It and Fudge??
The pictures look decent. I could have published a post, but I wouldn’t have been doing my readers justice. Not with all the trouble I had. I would surely ruin someone’s day and I would much rather have positive comments than negative ones.
You Will Fail – It’s a Normal Part of Doing Business
There will be failures. Learn from them instead of dwelling on them. I made notes regarding the problems I had and in October or November I’ll likely try again. It was knowing when to call it quits and move on that was the key.
~ Amanda Formaro – Co-Founder, Bloggers Tell All