My Final Post:: Thank You and Goodbye
I had planned to do some special things here in the final days of this blog—some flashbacks, some last minute reviews. But as with so many things in my life these days, I just ran out of time.
It is truly time now to say goodbye…
About seven years ago, I got the crazy idea to form email distribution lists and send my friends news and thoughts about different TV shows. There was one for “American Idol” and one for the final season of “Friends” and one for Reality TV. And as silly as that might sound, they actually caught on.
Then my friend, Donna, suggested I do this new thing called a blog. I didn’t know much about them, but I figured I’d give it a shot. And I did, and it was a lot of fun.
Then about six years ago, I got a call from Andrea, the H-D’s online editor. The H-D was redesigning its website and they wanted to include blogs. So she asked me if I wanted to do a TV one. And the rest, as they say, is history…
The blog started out as just my opinions about shows and news items I had read other places. But I wasn’t satisfied with that and soon figured out with some research and some networking, I could make the blog so much more. And not to pat myself on the back, but I’m pretty proud of—and a little amazed at—what I was able to accomplish.
I talked to some pretty cool people and saw some pretty cool stuff during these past six years. But none of that could have ever happened without a lot of very cool people behind the scenes. I can’t possibly name them all, but there are four that I have to single out—the four publicists that gave me the initial start that I needed to really make this thing special: Tory from Bravo, Todd from FOX and Heather and Michele from TNT/TBS. I can’t thank them enough for what they did for me.
And, of course, I have to thank the fabulous Andrea Copley-Smith for making this possible at all.
Last but not least, I have to thank all of you. Without you reading this blog, it would have been taken down a long time ago. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Although it is sad for me to see six years of my work wiped away when this blog comes down Sunday, I am excited about the new phase of my professional career that I will be entering. And who knows where we might run into each other in the future.
I guess, like always, we’ll just have to Stay Tuned…