Friday, November 18, 2005

Red Mum the columnist

I GOT a bit of news recently that I thought I'd share with you cos I can’t contain myself, I am about to become a columnist, well me as Red Mum.

The Echo, a local paper for local people, (sorry couldn't resist that so I'll start again) ahem The Echo, a weekly local newspaper covering a significant portion of south Dublin will be publishing a Red Mum column on parenting from next week onwards.

Echo

So it goes without saying that I am chuffed to bits, chuffed to become a columnist (he he) and probably and more importantly chuffed that something really good is going to come out of finding myself the mother of a teenage monster!

I'd love to be able to provide a link to The Echo but the only link available is to a website from four years ago and there are others but they are older and obsolete really. So unfortunately unless you live in south/west Dublin, Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Clondalkin, Crumlin, Lucan or Terenure/Rathfarnham you will not be able to purchase a copy :(

I will be trawling through the archives here now and again to use in the column (as well as new stuff obviously) but as you can imagine yourself the posts will have to be rejiggled, adapted and subbed (I am wild guilty of not re-reading posts enough before publishing).

I will post my entries here a couple of days after The Echo hits the streets.

Who knows if it’ll take off, I could be doing it for a while and then it gets dropped! But for now I am going to enjoy ranting and making a few bob while I’m at it and just in time for Christmas.

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20 comments:

Fi said...

That is just fantastic! Well done you! Imagine making real money from a blog site! And getting famous as well! I'm chuffed for you!

JL Pagano said...

Brilliant news, well done.

Hope you don't go on to forget all of us mere personal bloggers ;-)

KnackeredKaz said...

Congratulations! That's great news! I look forward to reading you in print as well as online.

I have to say, The Echo sounds like a FANTASTIC newspaper, I'd say the journalists there are second to none! Everyone should go out and buy loads and loads of copies, loads of them now. Er, not that I have an interest or anything, no, not at all!

Damien Mulley said...

Well done Red Mum. How did you get the gig?

Red Mum said...

The Echo was bought over recently by the Leinster Leader and they are looking to introduce new things into the paper, one being a parenting column.

I know someone in The Echo who has been dipping in and out of the blog and they suggested me from what I've written here.

So we met yesterday and finalised things.

And thanks for all your congrats! *patting myself on the back* (well there's no praise like self-praise)

Anonymous said...

Good on yer, Red Mum! I reckon they should give you a photography
slot too.

Genette

Le laquet said...

Wow! How utterly fantastic ... you must be floating!

KT said...

Congrats- I'll bet it will be a great success.

Emma in Canada said...

Congratulations! I am sure you will do a great job.

Boliath said...

I agree with Genette! Well done redmum, duely deserved!

In Fact, Ah said...

Brilliant. You're the envy of the boggersphere. Really good news.

Paige A Harrison said...

Redmum in a red top, who'd have thought it? Congrats on the excellent news.
Paige

Claire said...

Well done Redmum and definitely well deserved. Yeah, just don't forget us when you're writing for the Times :p

Bernie Irish said...

Very very cool! I wonder if the young wan is insisting upon a cut of the revenue stream since you'll probably be sourcing content from the stuff littering her life. Please do share some snippets when you're in print.

dublinroots said...

just cruisin, i really do have dublinroots, born there in balleyfermot... and now live here, congratulations on your new job and its nice to meet you....ruth

Steve said...

Congratulations, I do have one small reservation though.... the young wan could now ligitimately use this as an excuse, because obviously if she is being a little angel then you would have nothing to write about.
Sorry just ignore that bit above I just had delusions and dreams of Utopia.....{walks away dreamimg of when they were little angels)

Jimmy Porter said...

Bravo. I am sure there are some insanely jealous people out there.

Jolly well done.
Take care and knock em dead

doris said...

WOWEE! I look forward to reading the next instalment :-)

Congratulations :-)

Dermod said...

Great stuff!

Well deserved, indeed.

Simon said...

well done

first the The Echo next the world.