Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Projects - "But when I see how sad you are, it sorta makes me happy!" - Avenue Q

I had a whole, long, interesting post about social media written out. It didn't vilify social media, nor raise it up as the answer to all of my self-promotion problems. It was simply a discussion of when I am able to post to social media, how useful is it really when I'm already doing work, et cetera. It took a long-ass time to type out.

Guess what simply disappeared when I tried to post it??

So eventually, you're going to get a post that I would love to start a discourse about the uses of social media as millenials become professionals.

Today, though, you're going to get a much shorter post about another issue creatives face. Nothing too complex, but just something I've been thinking about recently.

What do you do with projects when you're proud of your work, but you know the overall product just isn't good enough for you and your brand?

(For the record, this isn't about anyone with whom I'm currently working, or with whom I have recently worked! So if you're reading this and you think it's about you... it's not.)

I've seen projects ranging in distribution from short films made by friends to full on broadcast TV shows that have just been embarrassing as a whole. And just... what do you do with those when you have them? I know I certainly have projects where I know I performed well in them, but I can't link anyone to the final product because it's nearly unwatchable, even for me.

And just... what do I do with those? That's a genuine question; I really have no idea. I did the work, and I want to be able to show off that I'm being cast in a wide variety of projects. But how do I link people (as in, industry professionals) to those projects without looking like a damn fool?

If you have any thoughts, I'd love to hear them. This post is super simple because I have absolutely no answers, or even anything close to answers. Even though it's so super awkward when it happens to you.

Even if it's mildly hilarious when it happens to somebody else.