Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blog Lesson No. 241: Well that was short lived.

Dear family, 

You may be wondering why I posted THIS yesterday Re: Black Friday=My Hell, which was a huge diversion from my normal topics, i.e. my daily conversations with my sister, Dylan's disobedience issues, my Father's struggles as a U.S. citizen and my efforts in law school.

Well to kill your curiosity, please be advised of the following:

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a social media strategist for Stanford Shopping Center and presented with the opportunity to be a "Mall Correspondent", which would entail writing about my experiences at Stanford Shopping Center in exchange for gift cards, exposure, etc. 

I accepted this position in an effort to (1) further my dreams of meeting Oprah (logic-the more exposure, the more the likelihood Oprah will realize I exist) and (2) start the process of making this blog a money making machine which will ultimately pay off law school. 

I am sad to inform you my fame was short lived. After only writing one blog post about Stanford Shopping Center, I received an email from the coordinator which stated, 

"Thank you for the writeup. However, I have spoken with the mall and they don’t feel that your blog is a good fit for them at this time, and they’ve chosen to discontinue the mall correspondent program."

Well... That was awkward.  Sadly... I can't stop laughing. I am assuming they didn't like the title, "Black Friday = My Hell" as a promotion tactic. 

I guess this means back to the drawing board. 

However, I refuse to place this in the "losses" column. My dreams are still big and I still hold a place setting right next to my roommates, sister and brother in law at my Law School Graduation in May 2013 for Oprah and Stedman. 

And my journey continues.


  1. Christina,
    I have been reading your blog since my return to FB about a month ago and I wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Your wisdom and insight are very entertaining. Please keep up the good work!

  2. Brina- Thank you very much. I appreciate the encouragement and support. I also look forward to catching up and hearing all about Europe, your new love interest, being back in the states, etc. I am excited to see you! xoxox


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