I received a message via my Facebook page last week.
‘Have you got married yet.’
I didn’t recognise the name, so I simply responded with the fact that I hadn’t and that the wedding is in October. After a quick conversation it became apparent that the person messaging me worked for a TV production company that were creating a programme for a main channel here in the UK about different weddings. Turns out, she found out that I was getting married through my blog and we had a lovely chat about our current stages in our wedding planning, as she is getting married a few weeks before me.
I couldn’t do the programme – they needed people who were getting married before March – and because of the fact that The Bloke works in a school and I still work in schools on a supply (locum) basis, it probably wouldn’t have been a good idea anyway (the education system is notorious for not allowing their staff to have any sort of public life outside of the profession).
This is the second time I’ve been approached about doing something on TV because of the blog. Last year, I was messaged by the producer of This Morning, a daytime magazine-type show here in the UK, who had seen my post about quitting my job and wanted me to come on to discuss it. Unfortunately, they wanted me to take the angle of it being naughty and unruly kids as the reason why I left, which isn’t true, so I declined.
Still, it’s still a pretty fantastic (if a bit mind-boggling) reminder that people outside of the blogging community actually read my posts…
Now, I wonder what I have to do to get a TV programme with Dolph Lundgren?
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