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The words that didn’t make the article…

Posted on Apr 19, 2011 by in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Dear Max

So we cracked the May issue of Living & Loving I pulled rank to ensure we made it into the magazine – again, alongside some fab mommy bloggers (there are hundreds more, but I have a Big Idea with the mag and mommy bloggers – watch this URL!).

This article was also the perfect example of how art triumphs words in many instances in magazines. For example, the moms and I answered many more questions than were featured, but they were cruelly cut in order to make space for layout and pics (Art director: 1. Editor: 0).

So here they are – the bits that got slashed… lest the art director really wins here.

(And by the way Max, thank you for being so awesome and easy to write about, and for always being my blogging muse, in a sense.)

Have any of your blogs ever got you into trouble, or have you had a most controversial blog post?
None yet, as far as I know. I try and be really careful, and bear in mind that my family, boss, magazine readers and advertisers could be reading it.

Do you have advice for wannabe or current bloggers?
Keep it simple, pretty, honest and funny or touching.

What is the one blog you can’t live without (aside from your own)?
www.kellehampton.com

What do you think makes a good blog?
Visual appeal, ie great pics, and something different other than what you ate for breakfast. I also like humour and when bloggers can laugh at themselves…

Have you made real-life friends/connections through the blogosphere?
Yes I have, and ditto through Twitter. Some of the people who know me the best and who offer me the most support and camaraderie are either in the blogosphere, or Twitterverse.

What are your other hobbies?
Reading (books, not just blogs), running (I’m training for the Comrades Marathon) and baking. Does Twitter count as a hobby?

What did your last Facebook status say?
One marathon down. One (wo)man down.

What did your last Tweet say?
“Am about to chug two Besenol in preparation for the deep tissue sports massage later. A necessary evil”.

The last SMS you received said:
“Sorbet congratulates you on reaching your threshold. Your complimentary voucher is waiting for you at your Sorbet store. Thank you for your valued support.”

Yours in blogging xxx
Mom

11 Comments

  1. Stunning stunning pic! Still need to find the time to actually stop & look at the magazine stand & pick up my copy of L&L this month.
    Intrigued to know about your big idea!
    xxx

    • You’ll be the first to know about my Big Idea… :-)
      And please prioritise reading the mag over boring things like eating, sleeping and working ;-)

  2. Yeah, what is your big idea? ….. I am so enjoying L&L. I have become a devoted fan.

    • So glad to hear you’re a fan! I can’t reveal the big idea yet… I might die if I do :-)

  3. I was like a kid in a candy shop when I saw you and Nicki in the L&L. My poor husband got the fright of his life when I shrieked! Really enjoyed the article!

  4. Those shoes are TO-DIE-FOR! Love, love, love! And I love Max’s charming smile – so cute! Great article :)

  5. This is the prfecet post for me to find at this time

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