The Atlantic (magazine not ocean) is profitable! First time in more than a decade. And our Becca is part of this glorious day! Print media is not dead. Electronic forms, particularly digital ads have saved the day (but not the trees).
Becca works as an intern/blogger/publisher (her name is on the magazine’s masthead as a publisher).Her 6 month stint was extended for another 6 months, so she must be doing okay. And, look, they finally turned a profit. When 2+2 adds up to 4, sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due.
Round 1 of kvelling is over. Now on to round 2.
Becca has become an independent blogger at www.rzgreenfield.com. We have always encouraged independence in our children and now we have proof that she, too, is well on her way to not need us anymore. (Which our children seem to take a little too literally—a few more phone calls each week wouldn’t hurt. After all, Shelley’s kids talk to her at least once, but usually several times a day. A few times a week would be fine. I don’t have time for so much talk.)
Becca’s blog is about how to produce your own blog. Great idea?! Will there be a successful book? A movie? (Amy Adams to play Becca?) A few hundred readers (a minute, an hour, a day, a week, a month?), if she’s really good?
Her $17 investment for her own URL (read her blog to find out what that means) is a testament to her commitment to change her world and yours. To help you get her/your voice, her/your thoughts, her/your crazy ideas out there on the web for everyone (or no one) to read.
I don’t know what her future brings, but I am very proud that she has gone indie. If you blog you know it takes courage and discipline and faith to write day after day to an audience you know not if they even exist.
So Becca, like mother, like blogger. Welcome to another one of my insane worlds!