Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Brush with Fame

While I was on vacation at Cape Cod a few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from a newspaper reporter in Vancouver for The Globe & Mail, Canada's national newspaper. She wanted to talk to me! She'd been doing research for an article she was writing about trends in baby photography and she'd come across Sam's newborn baby pictures on my blog. She had already talked to some photographers and now she wanted to get the client's perspective. How cool is that? I thought it was very cool. So even though I'm a phone-phobic person (I hate not being able to see who I'm talking to), I gave her a call and we chatted for a few minutes. Despite the fact that I was inarticulate at times and said some dumb things (hey, my brain was on vacation too), it was a neat experience and it helped to renew my motivation to start blogging again. You never know who's out there looking at your blog and what it could lead to, even if it's something as simple as the possibility of being quoted in a newspaper article. Of course I have a blog for more important reasons than that, but there are some nice things that can happen when you put yourself out there.

Another cool thing: being a newspaper reporter, she liked the name of this blog, since it's a play on words of the well-known paper The Wall Street Journal. She said it was clever and catchy. I'd been thinking of changing it because I think it's kind of corny, but not anymore. I'm keeping it!

Thanks Sam!


Kristina P. said...

No wonder she wanted to interview you! Those pictures are amazing.

A New England Life said...

Good for you Donna! How exciting. Love the baby photos too. Wish I had done something like that for my girls.

Hope all is well!

dougandcheryl said...

That pictures are so great. Oh and I like your title too!
How cool to be interviewed because of your blog!

Sarah Laurence said...

Welcome back, Donna! Those are adorable images, and it’s great to hear that they attracted attention. I’ve sold photographs from my blog that customers found through google images. The latest sale was for a new magazine with a 50K print run. Whatever the motivation is, I’m glad to see you back at blogging because I enjoy the warmth and precise grammar of your posts. I know it’s hard to find time with little ones in the house, but adult time is important too.

As for your update, sorry on the unsold house and dear Christy. It’s good you got some much needed recovery time on the Cape.

Ann Marie said...

Super cute pictures!

You are right.. we never know who reads.. of what we say that can inspre.. we just never know.. so it's important to keep it up!

PS: A great missionary tool as well!