It took 21 days for me to realize that it's June, not April, and y'all didn't say ANYTHING.
I'm only human. I make mistakes, and usually I rely on the kindness of my readers as crowd source editing. I'll regularly get a Facebook message or two saying "hey Colin, you forgot an end quote," "hey Colin, you made a typo," "or hey Colin, Viola Davis never starred in Black Panther wtf are you thinking."
I even once got a message on Snapchat from an aquaintance I never really speak to letting me know that I spelled Cheez-It improperly. (throwback to that iconic poetry set)
I rely on y'all a lot.
Anyway, for some reason April and June have a similar feel in my head that May does not, and when I attempted to brand my preview photos for my articles I included text for the month April, rather than June.
Like an icon.
And despite having MULTIPLE PEOPLE let me know about content in my articles MULTIPLE TIMES. Nobody thought to mention the GLARING ERROR IN THE COVER PHOTOS.
So, rather than retroactively fixing all my past posts (which would take forever and force me to delete four quality Instagram posts) I thought it'd be better to own my mistake and conversely BLAME ALL OF YOU FOR NOT TELLING ME.
Here are 4 posts in which I used April in my Pride Month logo instead of June, and nobody thought to tell me otherwise.
1. Representation Matters A Lot More That I Thought: A Personal Essay (Pride Month Essay #1)
Ah yes, my first instance of this mistake. Look at that rainbow. Now you may think I used a preset gradient, but you'd be wrong. I don't know the full extent of GIMPs potential, so that gradient was made manually using the airbrush tool.
What an iconic essay. You should definitely read it again.
2. National Coming Out Day Poems For Pride Month
What's that? Another article with the word April? I also used the same glam shot again in an attempt to get more clicks. It worked. This poetry selection got more clicks than that essay.
It's also a great read.
You might notice a decline in the quality of the icon. That's because I forgot to save the working document I used to edit the photos, and I had to reverse engineer the transparent logo from pre existing photos. What an icon.
Also, what an article. Read it here.
Alas, the last article I wrote without realizing I was two months behind.
Brief anecdote, I realized that it was actually June when one of my coworkers said 'it's my ### month anniversary next week' and I went to make a joke about how she decided to get straight married in April, when I realized it wasn't April, and then the weight of several improperly edited posts crashed down on my ego.
I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY AUDIENCE. READ MY ESSAY.