Today should be an interesting day. Creative Review have invited me to guest edit their Twitter account.
It's not often you get the chance to tweet to 372,000 people, so I thought I should use it to get an interesting conversation going.
It struck me that most creatives are comfortable talking about their best work, but conversation about the worst stuff is understandably taboo. It's a shame because everyone has a story about a nightmare project and they're usually amusing, not to mention instructive.
So, today I'm co-opting the Creative Review Twitter account to declare an official Creative Amnesty.
For one day only, share your most shameful creative projects with impunity. No sniping, no shame. Just sympathy and mutual support.
I'm inviting people to post their contributions on Twitter using the #creativeamnesty hashtag. Pithy project descriptions are fine. Extra points for images and links. You can also blog about it in more detail elsewhere and tweet a link.
I'm already gathering some of the best stories at checkthis.com/creativeamnesty Please go and have a read. Confessions so far include:
—Me talking about some horoscopes I once wrote
—Sue Asbury recalling some ethnically sensitive balloons
—Stuart Watson of Venture Three discussing some awkward student plagiarism
—Richard Weston (Mr Acejet170) confessing to a series of career low-points
—And a charming tale involving a John Travolta cut-out from awards magnet Chris Doyle
The site will be updated as the day goes on, with contributions from the great and good of the creative world. Please join in.
(For the uninitiated, checkthis is a web publishing tool, usefully described as 'between nothing and a blog'. You can sign in using this link: http://checkthis.com/invite/coupon/creativeamnesty It's a handy way to post up #creativeamnesty entries and link to them on Twitter.)