Thursday, April 25, 2013

NBC News: Easy Come, Easy Go

A few days ago, I was on taking a ride on the proverbial Cloud 9.

I had been contacted by a journalist for NBC News and the Today Show website and asked to contribute to a story to which this little blog would be linked.

The dream of having this little blog shed its Pull-Ups and finally try on its first pair of big girl panties was intoxicating!

I enthusiastically answered all her questions. The questions were lofty softballs, and I was able to hit them straight out of the park. My fingers were typing out the answers at the sped only a mother can understand...the speed at which a mother can pee, poop, shower, and dress while her child teeters in delicate napland.

I was ready and eager for this next phase of the game. As I was typing away, I was thinking of all the new med life peeps out there I could connect with and bring to this party of ours. Like I try to be in all aspects of life, I was a step ahead of the game envisioning a larger community and support group.

Then, I begun to think about the journalist. I wondered exactly how much of my blog she had read. I wondered if she had read the "About Me" and "Full Disclosure" pages. Even though my insides told me, of course she did, I decided I should make sure she read everything.

Apparently, she had not. She could not a use my answers without using my legal name, city and state.

Crap-ola.

I explained I had a duty to protect my family and our livelihood. She completely understood my predicament, and still wanted to use the stories I had offered up. She suggested another option-- use my legal name and NOT link my blog.

Well, that defeated the purpose.

I have never typed out a word on this blog, hoping to see my name in lights.  I begun this blog simply to vent and rebut the common complaints about doctors.

Over time, this blogged morphed into a small, little community of support and friendship both in and out of the medical world. A community I cherish and hope to grow.

So, NBC news and the Today Show came and went.

Easy come, easy go.

{BIG EFFING SIGH}





8 comments:

  1. I understand your decision completely, but would love for someone to hit the air and debunk some the misconceptions! You would have been great:-)

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  2. UGH! Agreed, you would have been GREAT!
    Definitely a very respected decision to protect your family and livelihood, no one can blame you for that.

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  3. Aww, sorry. Such is the plight of living in the medical world. :(

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  4. That stinks! I'm not sure why they couldn't have done the story and let you remain anonymous?! Lame.

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  5. Have you seen the cover of Us Magazine? Looks like you dodged a bullet.

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  6. Yeah. The clock of anonymity.

    I like blogging under a pseudonym. But folks hate on the fact that I never post pictures of myself.

    Abigail

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  7. I'm sorry it didn't work out. Just found your blog through SITS Sharefest and I'm looking forward to hopping around! What a great blog concept. I'm the wife of a CPA; somehow I don't think that would make for an interesting blog :)

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