This blog is about this blog. Its existence and readership are now permeating many facets of my life. In the Fox Chicago newsroom, quite a few co-workers tell me they’re reading this blog daily. Even my boss approached me to say, “I love your blog!” When we had an issue with some equipment earlier this week, a technician blurted, “Blog about that – how a lot of our stuff doesn’t work!”
Even my former co-workers are checking in. One newscast producer-turned-executive in NYC, emails “I am very impressed with your blog. You go, girl!” Another wrote, “Great website. I’ll tell the gang at 7 Lincoln Square!” That’s the address of WABC-TV, where I worked for seven years before joining Fox Chicago.
At “Back-to-School” night, I’m caught off guard when my daughter’s math teacher tells me she loves Scrabble, too. She had read about my Scrabble addiction on my blog. “How do you know about my blog?”, I asked. “Oh, I heard about it from ______, the English teacher.” Soon after, a mom of a classmate tells me how much she enjoyed the post “Question Mark Died”. Wow, people are even recalling my blog titles!
I’m touched that one of my high school classmates in California is also dropping in here regularly. She writes her own blog and it’s great to get to know her in a new way.
At my daughter’s cheerleading practice last night, another mom is quick to tell me, “I love your blog.” Might I write more about all the people she watches on TV? Or how about that guy who’s no longer with the station?
I better watch what I say in here – though I can talk about the middle school history teacher. His colleagues call him “The Sage”. I love his passion for history and the way he breaks it down for middle schoolers to understand. But he doesn’t like computers, boasting to parents, “I’m old and about to retire.”
Never mind. He might still hear about this from the English and math teachers.