I just wanted to share a little news with all my wonderful Fussy One followers…
I am happy to announce that a piece of my writing can be found in print this month. No I’m not talking about my mum printing a page from this website and pinning it to her board in the kitchen, (although I don’t doubt this to also be true) I am in fact talking about my contribution to the May 2012 issue of Tasting Panel Magazine.
The Tasting Panel Magazine is the industry leader in Bar and Liquor news. It goes out to bars and restaurants all across the country with current information on the latest alcohol related products, trends, and industry events. I have been a subscriber for a while which makes it even more special to see my name this month on the contributors list.
There are many writers out there who would love to have a piece of their work published in a magazine and I have to say I am genuinely thrilled to have been given this wonderful opportunity.
The article published is about the latest addition to the Malibu Rum Portfolio; a Tequila and Coconut rum blend named Malibu Red. The magazine is a great read so if you want to order a copy for yourself head to their website here. You can also check out the online version of this months issue by clicking this link. You will find my article on page 58.
I am obviously not an official spokesperson for the magazine, but I wanted to tell you all about this accomplishment for two reasons.
Firstly, I wanted to show some appreciation to those who helped with this latest development in my writing career. To Erica for her great photography and support, to my very sweet managers at the restaurant where I work for putting a copy of my article up on the achievements board (even though I didn’t mention I was in it, they just spotted my name!) as well as a big thank you to the senior editor Rachel for giving me a chance. I look forward to working with her and The Tasting Panel team again very soon.
The other reason I felt the need to share this news is because I want to tell all the bloggers who follow me (I appreciate every one of you) that hard work and perseverance always pays off. For those of you who don’t know, blogging is a blessing and a curse. It takes up a lot of time, you don’t get paid (unless you get advertising or go viral), and it is very unlikely your little space on the web will end up in to a major motion picture like ‘Julie and Julia’…although one can dream!
I know many of us bloggers seek some sort of validation in what we do and often find it in new followers, comments, likes, clicks and re-blogs… and Oh to be freshly pressed! I know that I look forward to seeing my stats as much as the next blogger, but I genuinely write because I enjoy it which I think is the most important thing. I have done since I started writing journals at 10 years old. I see my blog merely as an extension of that process because, as you all know, I write about places i’ve been and events i’ve enjoyed in a chatty informal style.
I have discovered a passion for writing over the past few months that I had forgotten about, and something I felt was merely a hobby (my blog) has now become a very significant part of my life. It’s always great to do something you love and even better when you can possibly make an income/career out of it. My website has brought me nothing but fun and interesting new avenues. I look forward to all the opportunities just around the corner and thank all of you, my Fussy One Readers, for your continued support.
Keep reading and enjoying!
The Fussy One