Amsterdam was fab, thanks for asking. I came back with a cold that still hasn’t gone but, let’s face it, there are worse things I could have come back with from Amsterdam – herpes or a crack addiction, for example.
Anyway, the other day, I got a tweet from Tamar saying I was no. 3 in their Fitness Spotlight. I wanted to brag at the time but then the Boston Marathon explosions happened and while I don’t get involved in all that collective grief bandwaggoning (public RIPing makes me want to punch people but, as someone who doesn’t like violence, I just unfollowed a load of people instead), I didn’t really think it was appropriate to say ‘yeah yeah yeah, whatever, LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE’, but after a few hours everyone on Twitter had moved on from Boston and were talking about what they’d had for breakfast again and then I saw someone else on the list had blogged about her Fitness Spotlighting and so I assumed a reasonable mourning period had passed and I could do the whole LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE thing again.
I still haven’t done any fitness-y things though. One day I’ll be found out for the fraud I am.
‘I have just seen your blog site advertised in Closer Magazine so decided to take a look… ‘ said the email.
Closer Magazine? Isn’t that a celebrity gossip magazine? WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT ME? HAVE THEY TAKEN A PICTURE OF ME TOPLESS? Then I remembered that I wasn’t famous and no one would want to take a photo of my tits anyway.
Shaun went off to Tesco to get me a copy but they didn’t have the latest edition, so Helen kindly got a copy for me and took a photo of the page I was mentioned on and eventually I got my own hands on a copy.
I don’t know who recommended my blog, but if you’re reading this – thank you! Another great running blog that was featured was Heather’s Love-Hate-Runner blog (I hope she forgives me for cutting her out of the scan).
Well, not quite, but I was looking at my web stats last night and, after being slightly freaked by the search query ‘when did cathy white die’ (not a good thing to see just after watching Bride of Chucky), saw that a few people had visited my blog via The Seattle Times.
I clicked on the link and lo! there was a lovely write-up about my blog. It said, amongst other things:
She writes irreverently, sometimes spending entire posts on wildly tangential rants that, even if they don’t necessarily go anywhere, provide a fair amount of laughs. By imbuing her posts with her specific sense of humor, White’s blog never comes across as either too self-serious or too private.
which made me smile and forget all about dodgy search engine queries.
You can read the whole article on The Seattle Times website.
Oh, and by the way, if the person who searched for ‘when did cathy white die’ is reading this: er, I haven’t yet, der-brain.
Dodgy search queries: 1
Mentions in Pulitzer Prize-winning publications: 1