For those of you who only read this blog, I am reprinting a blog that I wrote for my local online paper The Rochester Patch. For those of you who follow me on the Patch....well come back tomorrow for a fresh post!!!
I’m a huge Jon Bon Jovi fan. I don’t mean huge in the large girl sense (you see I’ve started running recently and have shagged a few pounds … but that is a whole other blog) but huge in the fact that I have actually traveled outside of Michigan to Las Vegas to hear him sing. If you have ever followed a band, comedian, artist, etc… outside of your state, that classifies you as a huge fan in my book. You are also a huge fan when you received condolences from your Facebook friends when there was a rumor that said band member, comedian or artist had died. Condolence Cards = Huge Fan!
Now even though I am a huge fan, I am not a stalker fan by any means. I don’t track down Mr. Bonjiovi (original spelling … yes I know this!!) at his hotel, or know his kids' birthdays, or even really know his birthday. I just love his music and the fact that he keeps reinventing himself as life moves along. I can totally relate to this.
So I was pleasantly surprised a few days ago when I was perusing The Huffington Post and came across a blog authored by Jon Bon Jovi himself. Now, for those of you who don’t know this, Patch is partnered with The Huffington Post. You can actually get to the Patch website from The Huffington Post. That is very convenient when you want all your blogging news both local and national at your fingertips (self promotion at its finest right there)!
Jon Bon Jovi was writing about “community-based solutions to help all young Americans gain access to meaningful employment and relevant education.” I enjoyed the article and it brought up a lot of good points. I would love to discuss this article here today, but as I said above, that is for a whole other blog. Today is about this crazy turn of events!!
This man who I have worshipped since 1985 when I heard a little ditty of a song called “Runaway” on the radio was writing a blog for basically the same online news agency that I was. Call me crazy (as my husband often does) but I just had to find out how close I actually was to my idol. So I counted the clicks.
From the Huffington Post article it was one click to Patch, one click to Michigan, one click to Rochester which brought me to my blog. Just three clicks away from each other. Three clicks without leaving the original site.
One, Two, Three. In the blogging world, that is like meeting in a coffee shop.
Now I know there are those of you who are saying “Well we all are just a couple clicks away from anyone via the Internet.” To which I say “touché.” But it is in the context of those clicks where I find mywow factor! It is the fact that we are writing for the same publication, at the same time, stating our point of views on various subjects, where I get my excitement. It could have been anyone writing a blog about young Americans, but it wasn’t. It was Jon Bon Jovi . The timing couldn’t have been better.
So the strange turn of events that is my life lately now involves my favorite singer. Yes, it is a stretch to say that we are co-workers, but the truth is that we are only three clicks away from each other and that is good enough for me!