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Thursday, December 2, 2010

What Am I Doing Now?

If you read my Pour Your Heart Out yesterday, you know that I used to be afraid to take chances. The fear of failure drove me crazy.

But, I got over it. Because I realized that I might as well try something, that I'm not losing anything.

And at the end of that post, I told you that I actually got a job this week that I would be telling you about soon. I started yesterday, but since I wasn't sure when or how it would go, I waited to announce anything.

Though, if you follow me on facebook or twitter, you already saw!

I'm now writing for Babble.com's Celebrity Parenting blog: Famecrawler. While I will obviously still continue with this blog(my first and true bloggy love), I will also be blogging over there.

Everything will stay the same here, no worries. What I will blog about over there is very different from what I blog about here. But, it's all still ME. My voice.

I hope that you will check out some of my posts over there. Mine are listed by my twitter name, Shellthings. Don't feel obligated to comment, but I'd love some visitors. I will occasionally be tweeting or fb'ing these posts out, but I promise not to get all spammy on you.

Here are some of the posts that I did yesterday, in case you are curious:

VS Fashion Show: What if "Regular" Moms Were the Models?
Victoria Secret Fashion Show: How Did Mom Adriana Lima Lose the Baby Weight?
Happy 5th Birthday to Violet Affleck
How Do You Spell Hanukkah Anyway?
Top Chef All Stars Premiere
America's Next Top Model Winner: Deserved?

Thanks to everyone who saw some of these on twitter or fb yesterday and was so supportive! And don't forget: I'm well aware that spectacular failure is still an option. But, why not try?

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Blogger The Mommyologist said...

I get all spammy with mine on Twitter. LMAO.

Glad to have you on board as my new co-worker!!

December 2, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

Oh Shell congrats on the new gig! That is wonderful and you will do great! I'll be reading for sure :)

December 2, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

Awesome! I'll have to pop on over! Congrats again!

December 2, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Is it spamming if you aren't sending directly ("replying") to others?

In my opinion you are doing awesome!!!!

December 2, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Well, congratulations you fancy girl! Enjoy!

December 2, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

How awesome!

I need to stop by and check you out! :)

December 2, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can do it! Congrats!

December 2, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger tessica said...

How exciting! Congrats Congrats Congrats!

December 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I was hardly on twitter yesterday, so I missed those. Congratulations. How exciting. I will definitely check them out!

December 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, congrats! What a fun and wonderful opportunity! Go girl

December 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

I am so excited for you! This is such an amazing opportunity for you. Yay! I haven't read Babble.com in a while but I will start up again now that you are writing for them!

December 2, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Congrats Shell! I read the Hanukkah one yesterday, but I didn't realize you wrote it. I thought it was cute. :)

December 2, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

I am SOOO excited for you! That is soooo awesome! I'm heading over there now to read your post! Congrats girlie!!!!!

December 2, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

That's awesome Shell! Glad you got a paying gig!

December 2, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

Woo hoo! Sounds really exciting!

December 2, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I will have to hop over there and check it out. Congrats! :)

December 2, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

Congrats!!! Spam me all you want sister, I'll click when I can.

December 2, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

Even in a spectacular failure there's still an opportunity for growth and learning.

My favorite quote from PBS's Martha Speaks, "Never let a little thing like total public humiliation stand in your way of a good time."

Some quote scripture, some quote famous historical figures, I quote the dopey sidekick of a talking dog.

Good luck with your new endeavor!

December 2, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

That sounds wonderful! I'm gonna have to go check them out!

December 2, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

congrats! i know you'll do well in your new job! God bless!

December 2, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Congrats Shell! Of course I will pop over and check you out!

December 2, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I'm the same way ... I want to be "perfect" so I sometimes don't risk failure, but then I miss out on a lot by doing that. I'm trying to loosen up a little and not be so afraid to fail. There are worse things ...

Congratulations on your new gig! I KNOW you'll be spectacular! ;0)

December 2, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Liz Mays said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a lot of fun with that!

December 2, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Stasha said...

I did see your posts yesterday and even tweeted a few out too! ;)

Congrats! I think you will do fine, just have fun with it! :)

December 2, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger mypixieblog said...

Of course I had to click on the ANTM link as soon as I saw it :) I dunno if anyone else has been encountering the same problems but all week I noticed that not all of my comments are posting. Has this happened to anyone else?

Anyway, best of luck to you, Shell--that's great news and I can't wait to follow you at Famecrawler! *HUGS*

December 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

YAY! SO happy for you!! :)

December 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

How great for you!!
Some of those titles are tweaking my interests. I am headed over.


December 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Jene said...

Way cool!

December 2, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations; It's so encouraging to branch out.

December 2, 2010 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

Cool!! Can't wait to check it out!

December 2, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Mandi Miller said...

Congratulations! I'm always reading what The Mommyologist says on Babble! I'm so excited for you! Now I can read what you have to say too!!

December 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

Random thought: Have you ever seen Elizabethtown? Your line about spectacular failure made me think of the shoes Orlando Bloom designs in that movie. I thought that movie was so funny. And, Alec Baldwin was a freak!

December 2, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

This is awesome. Can't wait to go and check those posts out.

December 2, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Sarahviz said...

Congrats - you and Mary make a fierce twosome!

December 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Go Mommy said...

I will be checking out for sure, so exciting!!!

December 2, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Yankee Girl said...


What a great opportunity!

December 2, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Shell! I'm so excited for you! I only saw one that you posted...so I'm off to check off the Top Chef one and the ANTM (which I'm glad she won, but I don't know if it was the right choice).

December 2, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Yay! Though I admit, whenever I go over to FameCrawler I leave a comment and then I'm the only one and then I feel like a weird loser.

And you'd think I'd be used to that by now.


December 2, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Ducky said...

You make me proud in so many ways!

Most of all, to be counted among your Bish Friends *hugs*

December 2, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

I love the new adventure! Since I follow all things celebrity related you know I'll be reading.

December 2, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Mrs.Mayhem said...

Congrats! That work sounds AWESOME!

December 2, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How awesome is this! I checked it out, and it looks fun! How did you even hear about something like this? Good for you!!

December 2, 2010 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Congrats!! That is awesome

December 2, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Congratulations! That sounds fantastic.

I hope the break room is large and stocked with blogging treats.

December 2, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Masala Chica said...

So proud of you mama!

December 2, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Congrats. I will be checking you out over there.

December 2, 2010 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

You know what Shell, I think the most wonderful thing my Mommy ever taught me was not to fear trying (or asking). Really...she's always instilled in me, what's the worst they could say? "No, or hell no." You know what? She's right. Because what if they say yes? You've already accepted the worst that could happen would be no, but there's always the possibility of the YES!

December 3, 2010 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

Always try...

Congrats to you! I am heading over there now to check out your posts!

December 3, 2010 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Hey, congrats on the new gig! And thanks for stopping by my blog today for my SITS day, and the reassurance about my unexpectedly drastic hair cut. Now if I could just remember to pour out only half as much shampoo in the mornings, and not have to try to get the excess to suck back into the shampoo bottle.... :D

December 3, 2010 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


December 3, 2010 at 3:51 AM  
Blogger mdforkids said...

Congrats once again :) I'm enjoying reading your posts over there and will comment when I can :)

Way to go!

December 3, 2010 at 4:11 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Shell!!! Exciting, awesome news! I'm so glad for you! I see great big things coming your way, girl. I'm headed over right now to read your stuff.

I also just got recruited for a writing gig I couldn't pass up. I'll tell you more about it after contracts are signed, but it's essentially just posting some of my blog posts on a new online magazine. I'm very excited! Especially since it means actually getting paid again for what I love to do most, write!

I'm so proud of you. You're doing this. Keep putting those feet forward and it will all just come your way. Off to read!

December 3, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Anonymous heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

congratulations on the new adventure, shell! so exciting!


December 3, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Congrats, girlie! What fabulous news!! SO proud of you!! xo

December 3, 2010 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

How did this one get by me? Holy smokes that's big news! Congrats. I'll have to read you over there.

Now, if you have any sway on who they pick for their top 50 mommy bloggers....LOL

December 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Mommyfriend Lori said...

Congratulations Mama! Well deserved and ever so hilarious too! You rock!

December 5, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! Shell, that's WONDERFUL!!! I mean, it's one thing to get a job doing little things here and there, but to be hired for your WRITING?! That's awesome!

Congrats, friend! I'm so happy for you and wish you much success!

December 6, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

Yeah!!!! Congratulations on your new gig!!! I'll have to go check it out!

December 8, 2010 at 1:35 AM  

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