Monday, March 16, 2015

My 15 seconds of fame

Just when I thought I'd just be little ol' me tweeting and blogging on my own blog for Iditarod for the first time in 3 years, I get asked to be a guest blogger for an awesome mushing fansite. I've followed SofaMushing on twitter for a couple of years now, and they do great work. They're based in Europe, so it's nice to see a different perspective on the sport - plus it's a great way to follow their races. They contacted me a couple of days ago asking me to be a GUEST BLOGGER. I don't feel like I have the knowledge or the credibility, but apparently I'm doing something right.

So while I do cross post most of my stuff, I have tried to give their blog a few posts that aren't on here. Be sure to check their site out. It's fantastic. They have an Iditarod news feature that follows the mushers' facebook/social media pages. A GREAT RESOURCE!

That then led to me being asked to be a guest on Dog Works Radio, apparently I'm a social media expert. Robert Forto is the host and one of the bajillion mushers I have the pleasure to know. He's been around social media for I don't know how long, and is able to keep it all together while doing the podcast, run dogs, and go to school (and run a business). Pretty cool. His co-host is Alex Stein who made a documentary on the Iditarod a few years ago called "Mush" which is a pretty interesting bit of film and history. Alex is in SoCal and he and I have been social media buddies for 4 or 5 years now? I think?

Those that know me know how much I hate any sort of "real" social interaction (which is why social media and I get along, no real human interaction), so calling into a podcast and talking was out of my comfort zone. It was fun, though, the guys were great at not putting me too much on the spot and the discussion was easy. My cell phone doesn't work in my house so I was sitting in my car, with our wind storm howling around me, and I'm sicker than sick... so I don't know how much of a good thing my interview was, but it was fun. If I get asked again I wouldn't say no! Thanks again guys, you are awesome.

So I've had my 15 seconds of fame. Go me.

You can listen to my "episode" of Dog Works Radio by clicking here.

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