Wednesday, September 26, 2007

FADE IN... 2002

Back in 2002, I launched Dawn Allcot Media and I was working part time in a bookstore while freelancing full-time. I launched a little column, back then, called "It Had to Be Said," sometimes affectionately referred to as Store Stories.

These were short essays about my adventures in retail and comments on human stupidity in general.

It was the most well-received section of my website, lauded by at least five of my closest friends and fellow writers. So it seemed only appropriate that I should title this blog the same. And, let's face it, when you're expounding on human stupidity, there's no danger you'll ever run out of material.

This blog may morph into a paintball advocacy site, or a writer's help site, or something else all together. (Maybe just a way to promote my still-growing writing business?) Maybe I actually need three blogs. Time will tell.

Whatever it turns into, it started as the chronicles of a little bookstore clerk's ("little" modifying the clerk, not the mass market superstore, complete with cafe) daily life.

I hope you keep visiting...and commenting. I will do the same for you!


Mags said...

You'll be expounding on human stupidity, here? Yay! It's always nice to hear news from the homefront. I'll keep an eye out for word of my bretheren!

Good bloggin'. Welcome to it!

Shauna Magill said...

I can't wait to see where it goes. The best of luck.

Decaf, please said...

Back when I worked in retail, I think I mostly hated it because I worked with a crazy older lady from Wisconsin. I feared her mood swings and came to pity the management. They wanted to fire her, but they were afraid of getting sued for age discrimination. To this day I can't stand the Wisconsin accent.

I have always loved bookstores, but I've resisted ever working in one because I didn't want to associate it with anything bad. Maybe I missed out though. I sold linens instead. I still fold my towels the same way we had to in the store, and I'm in love with high thread count sheets.

Rebecca Laffar-Smith said...

Welcome to the world of bloggers. I'm looking forward to seeing how these beginnings develop. :-)

Rhonda said...

Looking forward to seeing your website too! LOVE that kind of writing - laughing is so good for the soul.