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Posted: 05.07.2003
What a surreal afternoon I've had. Expecting to edit graphics all day, instead I received a quick e-mail, and was then phone-interviewed shortly thereafter, by Warren St. John of the New York Times about blogging. I think the spin on my section one line of the story was basically my decision to take part of my blog private after my miscarriage -- and just what is, and is not, off-limits to me as a blogger now.

Those who know me well know that I rarely, if ever, talk on the phone because I just don't feel like I converse well without visual cues when I'm speaking with others (a symptom commonly referred to as "brainfog") -- so what actually makes it to print should be interesting. I'm sure it will be something along the lines of, "Oh, Lisa, you and your stories. Bart's a vampire. Beer kills brain cells. Now let's go back to that ... building ... thingie ... where our beds and TV ... is."

The reporter also interviewed Todd at work (after talking to me) about how he feels about the things I write, and also touched briefly on the reasons why Todd quit blogging. If that portion of their interview makes it to print, I'd like to say in advance that: "The views of Robyn's husband do not necessarily reflect the views of his wife and Ain't Too Proud to Blog". Heh. Let's just say he was experiencing severe burnout when he decided to hang up his mouse.

Now all I have left to do for total pop-culture domination is get my picture on the cover of the Rollin' Stone, I guess...

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Wow, the NY Times. That is so cool! Pls let us know when the article comes out. :)

¤ ¤ credit: Linh | 05.07.03 at 06:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Will do! :-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 05.07.03 at 06:13 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'll steal a copy from someone at work. Fame! Fortune! Naked Robyn on the cover of Rolling Stone!

¤ ¤ credit: michele | 05.07.03 at 06:22 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey Robyn, congratulations on your NY Times quote. Let me know when the article comes out and since i'm close to NY, i can get it here and i'll scan it in for u. I was in the newspaper once, but that was a picture of when i was 3 and...anyways congratulations again :-)

¤ ¤ credit: compgeek | 05.07.03 at 06:23 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well since I actually live in NY I'd offer to get a copy for you but last time I checked the NY Times was sold on every news stand from here to Hong Kong. =] So unless ou have objections to leaving the house you are on your own! heheheh

¤ ¤ credit: jay | 05.07.03 at 06:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

He wants me to call him as well. He said a few of the people he interviewed had me linked and he enjoyed my blog, i didn't know if it was real or not. I don't know if I'm going to do it or not. hmmmmmmm, then people might find me out!!!!!!

¤ ¤ credit: yvonne | 05.07.03 at 06:51 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

It's definitely legit -- Caller ID confirmed it. Of course, our spam-blocker thought it was probably a sales-call and it went straight to voicemail. Oops. ;-)

I say "go for it". It's about time the popular media recognizes there are bloggers other than warbloggers! I just e-mailed ya' with more.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 05.07.03 at 06:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Fine, Jay. No autographed copy for you then! ;-p

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 05.07.03 at 07:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

congrats on the interview! i think its really cool :) please let us all know when the article is published - i want to go out and get a print edition of it that day.

¤ ¤ credit: webgrrlie | 05.07.03 at 07:36 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Congratulations, m'dear.

I tend to avoid the phone for the very same reason. The worst is when people call me to ask questions about how to do something on the computer. I know the answers, but without any sort of visual cues, I end up just like Homer.

Looking forward to that article.

¤ ¤ credit: Zuly | 05.07.03 at 07:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i did it. if i disappear for a while, you know my parents found out. heheh

¤ ¤ credit: yvonne | 05.07.03 at 07:51 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wow! First Merrin was in the NYT, now Robyn, Todd, & Yvonne. AWESOME! CONGRATS!

That kicks major ASS!

Will one of you sign my chest? ;)

¤ ¤ credit: Kevin | 05.07.03 at 08:36 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wow, I "know" people!!! lol! ;) That is great Robyn!!

¤ ¤ credit: Angel | 05.07.03 at 09:07 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

And there was much rejoicing....yay!

Now here's hoping they don't try to turn it into a negative thing. I don't trust the media..

"Me lose brain?! Uh oh!"
*everyone laughs*
"Why I laugh?"

¤ ¤ credit: Mike | 05.07.03 at 09:26 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

How cool! I can't wait to see the article.

¤ ¤ credit: Lisa, Gal of Unix | 05.07.03 at 09:47 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

oh ok.. if you want a real NYC edition (or at least Westchester) then I will ablige(sp?)?

and yvonne... who would enjoy reading your blog. LOL =]

¤ ¤ credit: jay | 05.07.03 at 11:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

actually i talked to him yesterday too around lunchtime and we were talking about privacy and all - i mentioned that some readers had to go to the extreme of opening another password protected site to protect themselves -- anyway, glad to see that you spoke to him as well.

¤ ¤ credit: jewdez | 05.08.03 at 09:48 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

The more bloggers I hear who were interviewed, I can't wait to read this article!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 05.08.03 at 01:19 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

omg I deleted that email cause I thought it was a JOKE!! dammit!!!

go you though girlfriend!!!!

¤ ¤ credit: gnome-girl | 05.12.03 at 09:37 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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