I loved writing this one because of three things:
It was culturally relevant and timely to the situation that had occurred with the hot mess that is Lilo.
This post was inspired by Mean Girls, the best movie of all time.
Providing timeless quotes for 9 years straight.
Reaction GIFs are the best way to tell a story.
Let’s be honest, they make everything 10x more entertaining.
This was my first viral post and it was an incredible accomplishment.
I never anticipated this article going so far, and it was gratifying to publish something that people genuinely enjoyed.
The overall context of this article was hilarious.
I love to laugh and I love to make other people laugh.
It was relatable to my fellow bakers and crafters alike.
I feel for the people who attempted these deceptively simple crafts and failed miserably. It’s not easy being a Pinterest fangirl.
Also, the Co-Founder of Foursquare tweeted about this post and I geeked out a little.
I’ve never been more happy to write about my favorite grocery store.
It’s almost kind of pathetic. Publix is where shopping is a pleasure, and I thought the world deserved to know.
Even my friends were ecstatic about it.
My post was shared solely through my friends’ networks, which generated roughly 3,000 views before it was even promoted.
An online debate ensued among the BuzzFeed community:
And some people even thought it was a paid ad.
Spoiler alert: it’s not, I’m just obsessed.
The point is, it got people chatting.
And for a moment, the great grocery war on twitter became a piece of internet culture.
Which is exactly what I love about BuzzFeed. Creating content that people want to share.
Overall, it was a rewarding experience.
Not to mention, Publix sent me COOKIES AND SWAG.
Best day ever.
And now I can die happy because the world knows how I feel about Publix subs.