Anyone who has used twitter for awhile has probably heard of the fail whale. The fail whale even has a fan club. According to Wikipedia (which seems to be my go-to source these days) this is how the fail whale is defined:
When Twitter experiences an outage, users see the "fail whale" error message image created by Yiying Lu, an illustration of red birds using a net to hoist a whale from the ocean along with the text "Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again."
I’m not sure if that is what helped originate the saying of “fail” that is part of our modern vernacular right now or not. “Fail” is certainly a succinct way to label something that just isn’t working. I will tell you that my blog is in FAIL mode today! I had every intention of getting a post done, but ended up staying up way past midnight to work on my Daily Digi post instead. Does that sound like I’m completely disorganized? I promise that I’m really not. I actually had worked on my Daily Digi post for hours and was almost ready to finalize it with a few links when I discovered that an awesome blogger had posted nearly the same material just hours before. It was uncanny! Sort of like she read my mind. It was just a coincidence since I had not tweeted about the idea or even bookmarked it anywhere. Just one of those times where I guess the same idea hit 2 people at almost the same time. I didn’t want to look like I was copying her,so I had to go back to the drawing board and whip up another idea I’d been thinking of. In all my years of blogging, that is the first time I’ve had that happen. I guess it’s good to know I’m on the same mental path as someone so talented.
Ok, so I’ve racked up a fail whale of my own today. This seems to be my month for those!