Friday, July 16, 2010

Remember when I was NOT famous?

So about a bizillion years ago (no exaggeration),  I sent some articles to Mormon Times.  Because, well,

A.  I am a mormon
B. It is a newspaper, sent to other mormons. 
C. They publish stuff other mormons read.  
D.  It is a niche I am really interested in. 

So I think I sent two.  And then......nothing.  I was not shocked but in my dream of dreams I thought they would read my totally engaging stuff and knock down my door.  Did. Not. Happen.  

So I forgot about it, much how I forget about my other squashed dreams.  (you know, world peace.  Just a morning a peace would be nice.)

Last week an old friend wrote on my facebook  page (one of those "friends" I haven't seen since the day I graduated from high school),  and he asked if that was my article on  It did not even occur to me that it might be because I had not heard from them.  

So I told him no. 

He sent me the link but I didn't look at it.  

Fast  forward two days.  I get an email from an editor at  They published my article.    Not in the paper. But online.  What the?!?!?!?!

So they published it online in the Reader Voices section.  Yea baby.  I have a voice.  

This same article was once a blog  post many months ago when my dad was the only one that read my blog.  So now that  I am famous, reading it will cost you one click...Just Another Manic Sunday.  

So it did not make it to the printed page.  But everyone knows print is dead anyway.  

Long live my virtual fame.


Kristina P. said...

I never knew you before everyone and their dog knew you. I thought you flew out of your mom's uterus famous.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

Can I have your autograph?

Remember the little people when you're all famous"er" and stuff.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

That rocks, Linda! Way to go! Will you sign my virtual arm?

Karen Mortensen said...

Congratulations. I read it I think from a link on Facebook. It was great. Good job.

Momza said...

I love Mormon Times...and they've surprised me a few times too in exactly the same way--I love rubbing bloggy shoulders with famous people!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

I just got back from reading it.
That's quite a Sunday.

I'm glad I wasn't in your ward. No offense, but I probably would have been the person that thought about bringing a too-small outfit for your youngun' and forgot it. Then I would have felt guilty and then I would have felt like I HAD to do something like, hold the barfy baby or the poopy baby and then I'd have gotten poop in my shoes and then I would have been barfing and then............ya see?

So no offense or anything.

Congrats on being famous! Now you can hire someone to drive you to church and clean up after your younguns'.

Cluttered Brain said...

gross. U lost me at throw up...
I agree with Tauna--U need to hire somebody to clean up your rows after you leave..throw up, poo and all...*sigh*
congrats on your fame!!

KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

That's so cool. I loved the article!!!

Lourie said...

That's awesome! I am on way to read it now.

Saimi said...

Way to go oh famous one! Now maybe your Nanny will keep the kids quite so you can have a peaceful morning!

Christi Williams said...

Found your blog :-)

Kam said...

I read your article, and it was way cute! Mommy adventure at church, total classic! I didn't find anything gross because I can relate BIG TIME! Great job and congratulations on your fame. Now, can I have your autograph? Lol. :-D

Cheeseboy said...

Wow! Congrats! That article was the best too. I would have used it. I think every family has gone through a Sunday like that... just maybe not to that extreme.

So, do they pay for that gig? They should pay you 10% of everything they make. (Which I am sure is nothing.)

Lisa said...

Congratulations! You must be so excited and proud. I am just one click away from reading it myself.

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Congrats, that's awesome! :D I'll say I knew you when...

I have an award for you:

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Umm, hi... Mrs. Linda?
Remember me? We were once bloggy buddies? I was just stopping by to beg for forgiveness for not keeping in touch. Who knew summer could get so crazy you don't even have time to leave comments anymore!

Anyway, I'll understand if you don't remember me now that you are all super-famous instead of just famous.

Oh, and congrats!


Unknown said...

Feeling pretty good about myself because I read that post the first time it was published. Glad to know I knew you before you were famous :)


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