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!