Thursday, July 13, 2006

If you start a blog, and no one reads it, is it still really a blog

If you start a blog, and no one reads it, is it still really a blog?

That's the question I'm pondering this morning.

Ah well, we'll give it a go.

Let's see, it's hard to know where to begin. Perhaps with a little intro as to why you should check back in? Hmmm, I'll discuss, in no particular order, what it takes to be a successful freelance writer, why I have serious back pain but refuse to make massage appointments, how my 21 month-old son continually outwits me, how I'm able to wile away an entire day reading (and contemplating) celebrity gossip, my TomKat baby theories, how to write a novel (and hopefully, get it sold), current books I'm reading (as of now, nada because I'm out of ideas - anyone have a few suggestions?), my eternal love of Felicity (and why, at 33, I still have a raging crush on Scott Speedman), mommy guilt, mommy wars, love, cancer, marriage, ex-boyfriends, friendship and all - both good and bad - that comes along with them, pooches, body image, popular culture, and well, seriously, is there any subject that I haven't mentioned? Probably not. So that should be incentive enough to check back in.

A little bit about me: I'm a freelance writer who spends her days toiling for most of the major magazines which you flip through while on the Precor at the gym or waiting for the subway in the morning. My first novel, THE DEPARTMENT OF LOST AND FOUND, will be published in hardcover by William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, in May 2007.

Thanks for poking around here. I'll be back with a much more enlightening post (see above topics) in a bit!


Diana Peterfreund said...

yes, DO please someone tell me what's going on with the Tomkitten. I'm so out of the loop!

Allison Winn Scotch said...

I promise, I'll devote more space to that debacle than anyone could ever hope for. I'm still firmly on Team Pillow, and barring a DNA test, it will be hard to sway me off of it.

Go Team Pillow!

Unknown said...

GLAD to have you in the blog world! :-)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Hey Allison--so far, so great! I can relate to very much of this post. In fact, now that I recall, I believe you are the one who interviewed me on the Things That Change After Marriage and I gave the Sex-Being-Like-The-Drive-Up-Dollar-Menu answer!

I love all the things you've listed here to blog about--will definitely be adding you to my faves, and will check back!

Welcome to Blog Hell! It's addicting!

Jana Armstrong said...

Welcome to the blogosphere!!! I too have a crush on Scott Speedman (I'm 30)! Looks like this blog will be a fun place to be!!

And congrats on your upcoming novel!

Colleen Gleason said...

I am such a celebrity gossip addict! Glad to meet another novelist who is addicted too...and admits it.

And I won't even mention getting hooked on

Allison Winn Scotch said...


Um, yeah, FCC is already in my browser favorites. Not that I check in there every hour or so as procrastination or anything. :) I'm also a fan of the Chantal Marie forums too...

Thanks for stopping by!!


Anonymous said...


*Thanks* for your insight and time on these questions -- :-)

You had mentioned reading ideas, here's a cool online mag

I also am planning to read Che's Motorcycle Diaries -- the movie was excellent --



Allison Winn Scotch said...

Thanks for the referrals, Heidi!