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January 3, 2011

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that your 2011 is off to a great start. It sure is here at Simply Solo!

Yesterday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the largest daily newspaper in the Richmond area, included my blog in a story about ways to use social networking to reach your goals. Check it out here. Welcome to any new readers that have found the blog as a result of this article! I hope you’ll stay awhile. Check out my last post about all the things I learned in 2010, which includes lots of links to my favorite blog posts from the last year. On the right of the site, you can subscribe to the blog, which means you’ll get every new post sent to you directly via e-mail. There are usually two to three blog posts a week. Tuesdays are guest posts, called Simply Solo Spotlights, which are posts written by a different person each week about a variety of topics regarding love, life, dating and relationships. I usually post a bit later in the week, chronicling my journey as a newly single girl. [Want to write a guest post? I’d love to have you! E-mail me at]

I also did a radio interview late last year, and I totally forgot to post it! Here you can witness me in my fast-talking glory. I am generally a fast talker, but I was nervous during this interview so the talking is at warp speed. I also find it slightly humorous that they have listed me as a dating coach. I need a dating coach. But, I digress.  

In other news … tonight is the Bachelor season premiere on ABC! Oh yeah, guys, I still love me some Bachelor. And my second favorite part of watching the train wreck that is the Bachelor is reading Lincee’s recaps here.

Happy New Year! Make it a great one!

38 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2011 9:12 am

    Congrats on being in the paper!

  2. January 3, 2011 9:54 am

    Wow, that’s great – congratulations! Your blog definitely deserves the coverage – it has been one of my favourites for months and I look forward to reading about where 2011 takes you!

    • January 3, 2011 10:08 pm

      Thanks, Matt! I appreciate that. And your blog is one of my very favorites too!!

  3. duke1959 permalink
    January 3, 2011 11:52 am

    So now does this mean you are a star?

    • January 3, 2011 10:08 pm

      Duke, haha, hardly. But it’s a nice thought 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. Lost in France permalink
    January 3, 2011 12:03 pm

    On the radio, in the papers, hey you are in a different league to me.

    Well done

    • January 3, 2011 10:09 pm

      Lost in France, Aww thanks. Not a different league. Just different profession. I work with the media for a living, so it’s a little easier for me sometimes because I see opportunities for my blog when I’m monitoring for clients. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  5. January 3, 2011 3:00 pm

    I can not wait for the bachelor to start!! (And then tomorrow is the new season of Biggest Loser!)

    • January 3, 2011 10:09 pm

      TL: I know, just finished watching Bachelor. AWESOME!!! Love the drama.

  6. BeneathTheSpinLight permalink
    January 3, 2011 3:49 pm

    Congratulations on the guest appearance in the newspaper!

  7. January 3, 2011 5:48 pm

    Look at you, all famous and in print now! What a great way to promote your blog – makes me want to call the local paper and beg, I mean, suggest they include me in a similar story!

    • January 3, 2011 10:11 pm

      Haha, Mark, I wouldn’t call it famous (at all!). But it is definitely fun and a good way to introduce the blog to new readers, so I was pretty excited about it. You definitely should call your local paper – I would suggest the features or life department. They are often working on social media wrap up stories, and your blog might be a good fit!

  8. January 3, 2011 7:47 pm

    I mean, wow, I had no idea you were SUCH a celebrity!



    • January 3, 2011 10:12 pm

      LOL, Lucky! Not at all. A celebrity is like Oprah or those fine ladies from The Real Housewives. LOL. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

  9. January 3, 2011 8:35 pm

    Congrats Catherine!! You’re famous!!!

    • January 3, 2011 10:13 pm

      Thanks Gizzy!! I’m heading over to ya’ll’s blog this week – I’ve been missing it, but I’ve got all the posts saved in the good old Google Reader. Can’t wait! 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

  10. January 3, 2011 11:29 pm

    You might get more readers than a newspaper these days. Congratulations!!!!

    • January 4, 2011 4:26 pm

      Haha, not quite, but that’s pretty funny. Papers have been struggling! Thanks for your congrats – I was very happy for the opportunity!

  11. January 4, 2011 12:42 pm

    How did the newspaper hook up with you? I work at my local newspaper so I can’t get myself into a story (plus, I sort of try to keep my blog away from my boss).


    • January 4, 2011 4:25 pm

      Hey Crystal,
      I follow the newspaper on Facebook, and I saw them post and ask people for stories on how social media has helped them reach their goals. They gave the reporter’s email address, so I just sent her a quick email about the blog. Then, she was interested, so she interviewed me. I have to monitor these kinds of opportunities anyway for my clients, so it just sort of happened!

      I can’t believe you auditioned for Rent (and got a callback)! That’s so exciting… I have my fingers crossed for you. And yes, apparantly I am Facebook stalking you. haha 🙂

      • January 6, 2011 1:35 pm

        Please, Facebook stalk me! I thought I did great at callbacks last night but either I’m not the right look for the part or I didn’t do very well after all because I didn’t even get a supporting role. I do get to be in the chorus though. And I’m trying to think of some positive reasons why the Universe spun it that way. However, I’m still a little too hurt to hear it.



        • January 7, 2011 10:11 am

          I’m sure you did great. I think it’s awesome you even got called back! I don’t have an ounce of talent in me. I’d be like one of those bad auditions on American Idol…the ones that everyone watches only to make fun of them :). I think the chorus is awesome – that sounds like such a fun experience. And a good way to make friends! I personally think it sounds very very exciting!

      • January 6, 2011 1:36 pm

        P.S. I totally forwarded that article on to our features department. I think they should write a story like it!

        • January 7, 2011 10:09 am

          Oh, cool! I think it’s a great idea for a story. Let me know if they do anything with it!

  12. January 4, 2011 1:58 pm

    Congrats on being featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. That’s huge! Well deserved!

  13. January 5, 2011 9:17 pm

    wow! you started the new year with a bang! woohoo! congrats 🙂

  14. January 7, 2011 2:47 pm

    Congrats Catherine!!! That is really exciting news and a great start to a new year!

  15. January 8, 2011 12:29 am

    Congrats on making the press Catherine and keep on writing!

  16. KittyKate19 permalink
    January 9, 2011 7:25 am

    So glad I came across your blog recently! Looks like things are looking up for you too in this new year! Congrats on the press! Keep up the great writing 🙂

    • January 10, 2011 9:28 pm

      Thanks, KittyKate! Great to meet you – I appreciate your reading and commenting!

  17. January 11, 2011 12:53 pm

    Congrats Catherine! Very exciting!

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