Okay, I worked up the courage to submit my Blog for inclusion in ArtfulBlogging magazine.
I got a nice reply the next day.
The polite way of saying ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you.’
Ba Dun Tish........
Seriously, it was a nice e-mail saying they’d let me know if they’re interested.
I’m sure it’s a form letter, automatically generated, but it’s nice to know they got my query and they didn’t leave me flapping in the breeze the way it was ‘way back when’ we used snail mail for our submissions.
So I was thinking about why I want to be included in their magazine…....
1. I never see artwork like mine in it. (Of course the reason for that might not be one I like…….LOL)
2. I’m tired of reading all the ‘I was discovered……….my blog led to my fame and fortune……….. I got a lucrative licensing deal from my blog…..I have thousands of readers…….yada, yadda, yadda… kind of stories. For honesty’s sake I’d like to hear more stories like, I started a blog four years ago and I’ve worked my way up to almost fifty followers! Yay! Because I think that’s more the norm. I get discouraged and feel like a failure when I read all these ‘made it’ stories.
3. And yes, I have enough of an ego that I’d like to be in print. There! I said it! It’s out there! Yes, I’d like the external recognition of what I do.
Don’t we all?
So I'm keeping my fingers crossed....... (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)