In case you haven’t heard, my backyard is featured in this month’s issue of Style at Home Magazine. The May Decorating Indoors & Out issue.
The magazine is still on newstands so you can run out and buy one. If that isn’t an option, once the magazine is off the shelves you’ll be able to read the article on the Style at Home website. Don’t worry. I’ll alert you when the time comes.
That is not my backyard on the cover.
This is my backyard in the centre.
But most importantly this is my name credited as the writer of the article.
For me it’s a far greater accomplishment to have been asked to write the article than to be featured in the magazine. Being featured is great … but they don’t pay you to have your home featured in magazines. They *do* however pay you to write articles for them.
It’s also a bit of validation for my mother who has been telling me I should be a writer for about 20 years. I, conversely, have spent the last 20 years telling her I *am* a writer.
I’ve been writing for television for 20 years. I wrote every single word that’s ever come out of my mouth on-air. I wrote several blogs for network television shows and of course, write all of the words that I don’t plagiarize on this blog.
But unless it’s on a paper page it’s not writing. Whenever I write a magazine article I’m a writer. When I write a blog post I’m a babbling blogger.
Send an irate letter to the editor of a small town newspaper? Writer. Inscribe a birthday card? Writer! Jot down a 3 item grocery list? WRITER!
Write a blog post like this one? Hack. Babbling, blogging hackity hack.
Whose backyard happens to be featured in Style at Home Magazine this month. It’s actually the second time my home has been featured in Style at Home. Which is quite an accomplishment for someone who, you guessed it … is also not a decorator.
Wanna read about how I built my backyard and what a pain in the ass it was? Click on my How I Rebuilt My Backyard post.