Do you know what bloggers love?
They love when they throw an idea out there and some busy person reads it.
They love to see comments and shares, because most bloggers are also busy people who barely have time to even write the stuff they’re blogging about!
But, more than anything, bloggers love to hear about how people not only read something they put out, but that they tried it.
Back in September 2011, Critters And Crayons ran a post about making Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake Pops.
Some readers gave them a go. Here’s what happened.
And a lot of factors can affect whether or not the outcome works out for a reader-tester.
- Is the tutorial sound?
- Is it too brief?
- Is it too long?
- Is it descriptive enough?
- Are the photos accurate?
- Does the reader have any innate crafting or cooking skills?
So, please imagine my surprise and thrill when I happen upon something like this after Critters And Crayons has been tagged on Facebook by someone who read a craft post and then tried it:
Critters And Crayons ran a post a few days ago about the school supply cake the kids helped to make for our daughter’s Kindergarten teacher.
Classy And Beautiful!
The Tutorial Worked!
But, none of this is to say I don’t love reader submissions of crafts and recipes that have gone wrong, either.
I mean, let’s look at that sorry cake pop, again.
Critters And Crayons is not, after all, solely a crafting blog.
I like to think it’s about making us all laugh.
Sometimes, I’m the only one laughing at my own jokes.
But, that is not the point.
I happen to know that no one laughed harder than the awesome reader who submitted that failed cake pop to the Critters And Crayons Facebook Page two years ago.
Keep on baking those Pin-Tastrophes and broadcasting it to the world! It’s a mood-booster for the rest of us!
And it brightens a blogger’s day, ESPECIALLY, because the thought that anyone might even LOOK at something that we put out and then think,
“Hmmm….of all the ideas out in the Insta-Pinterest-o-Gram-Twitter-a-Faceb0ok-&-Google-Plussed-Up E-Verse, I think I’ll give THAT idea a try” is simply AWESOME.
And, in closing, I want to just leave this one last bit about how great it is to hear that a recipe or a tutorial actually worked for a reader.
Recently, I posted the accidental recipe for “Battered Candied Bacon” on The Critters And Crayons Facebook Page
You can find that recipe HERE.
On that post, I received one of my favorite comments ever from a reader, and fellow blogger, Tyuana of The Fuzzie Chronicles.
It went like this.
She made it.
She ate it.
She liked it.
SO……Lastly Lastly…. ( I meant to put two “Lastly’s…..I said, “in closing” up there and then didn’t close anything up.)
Things have moved so fast this year that I nearly forgot to wish The Critters And Crayons Blog, which is now part of the newly formed Critters And Crayons, LLC, a Very Happy 2-Year Blirthday!
So, Thank You!
Thank You for reading and supporting Critters And Crayons since it started two years ago.
Thank You for trying any of the ideas that get thrown out there!
And, THANK YOU for sending in the photos of your Successes and….. Other Things.
Lastly Lastly Lastly!
There are still a couple of days left of Teacher Appreciation Week….if you need some more ideas, you can always check out the Critters And Crayons Teacher Appreciation Ideas Pinterest Board!
So…..Feel free to send photos!
PINNABLES AND PIN-STROSITIES WELCOME!!!