Last week I had a long talk with my “boss” (hey Jon Donley) at NOLA.com. Actually, I am only a freelance blogger for them, but hey – that is pretty cool! I get to say I am a “Professional Blogger.” We talked a bunch about agendas: NOLA.com, journalism in general, politicians, bloggers & my agenda. I am so pleased that my voice, both written and verbal, has been heard and welcomed so much in the past 6 months. Sure, some things are happening because I made them happen, others because of all the opportunity in Louisiana and others by sheer luck! Honestly, 6 months ago my agenda was to get settled here – period!
I started Kiss My Gumbo because I thought I had to justify to others the good things that were going on in the area. Just like 3 years ago when I began Hooah Wife (my first blog) to combat and share the news that is not covered on a regular basis and share my own views on the war. If one person changes their outlook on Louisiana because of me – I’ve done something right!
Jon told me that I have found my voice on Kiss My Gumbo, which to a blogger, is a HUGE compliment. I guess my agenda is to continue to live my new life in Louisiana, with my positive outlook. Good things keep coming my way and I can’t ever let negativity get to me again (I had a short stint of it last year). I always dream big & my mind never shuts down (dang hamster in my head), but if a few people can benefit from my positive attitude & jack of all master of none knowledge – either by reading me or speaking to me in person, I have fulfilled my agenda.
Now, if I could just weasel my way to a column in the Times-Picayune, maybe a morning talk show on TV or radio, world domination….better get my house clean instead! School starts Friday!!!
(c/p at NOLA.com)