Ok, it all started last Friday.
I was helping my mom create her capsule wardrobe, and I got an email from a producer of Huffpost Live asking to interview me on Monday.
I spent 5 seconds emailing back, 2 minutes screaming in excitement, 10 minutes explaining it to my mom, and the next 12 hours working on my website, trying to get it ready for my interview.
I didn’t hear back all weekend, but I didn’t think much of it – people in NYC are busy, right? They don’t just willy-nilly answer back to emails.
Besides, I was on vacation.
I woke up at 7 a.m. the morning of the interview. Still no email. I started to wonder if they picked someone else…
I took a shower, connected to the La Quinta wifi, and sat in front of my computer, waiting for an email.
Finally, I sent the producer a note, “are we still on for this morning?”
And then got this:
Oh no! I don’t know how I missed this – I can’t find it in my inbox anywhere.
I would love to add you but it is too late as we are going live in 20 — but we will def be in touch about future segments.
You guys, it’s sad but true, I was invited to be interviewed by the Huffington Post and they didn’t get my confirmation email.
I won’t give you the details of what happened in La Quinta, Room #331, but it was not pretty. This is a newbie financial blogger’s wet dream! I was pretty much devastated.
It didn’t help that A and I had picked that day to do one of the most dangerous hikes in the world! I was so mad, I didn’t even remember to be scared. I marched angrily up 1500 feet in elevation, and along a tiny ledge, holding onto a chain.
The moral of the story – don’t be afraid to check in if you don’t hear back
Honestly, I’m not sure exactly what to take away from this. Certainly, it was a really exciting opportunity, and I really wish I had been able to participate. I guess it shows that there’s a lot of opportunity out there and you have to just keep your eyes peeled.
Or that shit happens.
(a little bit of column A, a little bit of column B?)
I must say, the interview was still pretty awesome, and they spoke with some very intelligent and interesting bloggers. Definitely check it out…and superimpose my face onto the screen.
Alright, Huffington Post, you and I have unfinished business…
Now, I’d like to get back to my vacation.