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Everyone knows what a publicity ho I am, I dig it the most, and though I wasn't interviewed for the Ausitn Journal, I was walking around thinking "Why couldn't they put me in? I'm only a thousand miles away or so, that's close enough!" so I was thrilled as hell to be included.
Do you seek out or avoid publicity?
-- Kymm Zuckert (email@example.com), August 06, 2000
I'm quieter about it, but I have the same feeling...and I was very flattered to be mentioned both in the article and the "eight prominent" etc.--Al of NOVA NOTES.
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 2000.
I don't seek it out, but I'm sometimes stung by the obvious fact that I'm not universally popular, and I'm always thrilled to be interviewed.
-- Lucy Huntzinger (email@example.com), August 06, 2000.
Well, you may have noticed that I'm not in the Austin Journal series of articles, not anywhere to be found, nosirree.
My brain tells me that this is a very good thing. I would rather not have various friends and coworkers finding the journal right now. I ought to avoid publicity. I will be much happier with my journal this way. I know this.
On the other hand, for the past few days, I've been feeling very sulky about this. No one even considered my journal good enough to ask me to be in this article? They link to Matt and his journal hasn't even been active since January or so, they link to people all the way across the country, but not a single syllable about me. Guess I'm in the bottom tier of journallers even in Austin, which is not that huge of a city, either. Whinewhinewhine.
Yeah, I know it's all for the best. I know that my goals for my journal do not include being mentioned in articles or nominated for peer awards, but I still feel left out. I'll get over myself soon enough. The brain will beat the petty emotional bits into submission. :)
-- Jette (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 2000.
I love publicity. Lovelovelove it. I am an attention hog; I crave the spotlight.
Unfortunately, I'm also physically incapable of seeking it out. Alas, I think my fame should just sort of spontaneously erupt on its own, with no contribution from me.
And I of all people should know better, considering that I work in PR. But I just can't help it. Then again, there aren't a whole lot of Italian newspapers doing articles on online journals, so at least I don't have THAT to pout about...
-- Dawn (email@example.com), August 07, 2000.
I'm caught between two places, craving and loving -positive- attention, and being aware that looking like one loves and craves attention can make one look either incredibly stuck-up or grasping and pathetic. But I respond to praise and notice like plants to water. My disposition becomes visibly sunnier!
-- Robert (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 2000.
I don't think I actively seek it out, but I'm not trying to hide either. If someone wants to make me famous, that's fine with me.
-- Catherine (email@example.com), August 07, 2000.
Of course, nobody's gonna believe me now, 'cause I suddenly look like someone who just pulled a big ol' publicity stunt... um, I swear I had no ulterior motives, other than to distract Kymm from Russell by making her spend the next few weeks moving her humongous site, while I move in for the kill.
-- Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 2000.
So you say, now I see your REAL motives!
-- Kymm Zuckert (email@example.com), August 07, 2000.
i love publicity. being totally out of the public eye, it is extremly rare that i get any.
HOWEVER! anyone who saw USA Today's coverage of the Million Mom March back on may 15, the picture on the front cover of the woman and little girl... THATS ME AND MY DAUGHTER!
honest, no fooling...
-- nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 2000.
The idea of real publicity makes me queasy, like the last time the Austin-American Statesman had a story about online journals (I think Omar G wrote that) and my picture was in there. I thought I was not going to be in the story, since I was having one of my haituses (haitii?), and I was standing on the sidelines at a soccer game and one of the soccer dads says to me, Weren't you in the paper this morning?
But within the online world, I adore being linked to, like Kymm did on the 6th, and I feel sad and pouty when no one mentions me as one of their favorite journals.
-- deb (email@example.com), August 07, 2000.
Slightly off-topic, but I have to ask ...
Deb, do you have an active online journal right now? Because the last time I tried to look for it at the old io.com URL, I got a message saying you didn't exist, or something like that. Now's the chance for some minor self-promotion!
-- Jette (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 2000.
Why, yes indeedy, Jette! Gosh, thanks for asking!
I moved it to a free Apple server, no particular reason except I was suddenly paranoid that one of Paul's legal foes would do a search on our last name and read all the crap about us.
It's at this new location.
Feel free to turn this into a "why hasn't Deb ever won any awards when she's been doing this since March '98 and we all love her" discussion board.
-- deb (email@example.com), August 08, 2000.
I don't think I'm a publicity ho, but today, while I was catching up on two weeks' worth of Kymm's entries, I read the Austin Journal articles and got mighty jealous of the lauds simply heaped upon Pamie.
I mean, jeez, it made her sound so universally adored, as if she heals the infirm with but a glance. Not that I have any beefs with her or the article's author, but I got to thinking it might be nice being like so well.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 16, 2000.