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I’m that Blogger Guy

June 19, 2007 | by brett | Permalink

One thing I’ve heard time and time again in my interviews is that people often end up in an industry or career position that they never intended to go into.

The same goes with me and blogging. I never would have thought I would be known as a blogger, probably would have bet you the world that I could have never gone from accounting to the newest form of online journalistic expression. But here I am blogging, and yesterday, the reality that I was a blogger set in.

At about 4:45pm on a Monday afternoon I stopped by our future sponsor’s office to show them some video. As I walked to the video office, I passed by someone that called me out as “that blogger guy.”

This was certainly new for me. I had never in my whole entire life been referred to as a “blogger.” The title actually gave me a slight shudder.

Then, after dropping off the video, I made my way towards the exit. To get to the exit you have to walk across a sales floor the size of a Pop Warner football field. You can see the floor from wall to wall because there aren’t any cubicles to block the view.

Just as I entered this large open space I ran into the lady that had called me out as “that blogger guy” no less than fifteen minutes prior. I looked down to avoid eye contact. It didn’t work.

She came over to me and asked me how to pronounce my last name. I said Farmiloe (Far-ma-low), knowing this was about to turn into trouble. Without any warning, she turns to her sales force, which was compiled of about 50-75 people, and loudly gives this announcement:

“Everybody, stop what you are doing because I want you to listen up. It’s a pleasure to introduce one of Arizona’s top bloggers, from Pursue the Passion, Breeeeetttttttt Faaaarrrmmmilllooooooooooooeeeee.”

The entire sales force rose to greet me with a hugely undeserved standing ovation. I felt my face redden of embarrassment as I gave a couple courtesy waves. One guy in front of announced that he read my blog all the time. It was…….an experience.

Point of the story is, sometimes in your career you find yourself categorized into something completely different from what you had originally intended to go into. For me, all I wanted to do is travel the country in a gigantic RV and interview people about their passions.

Now I’m a blogger.

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Steve Says:

June 19th, 2007

I can one up you… Because I have sent out so many emails to my friends and business associates about PTP, I have become known as “the father of the blogger guy.” So there. Your applause was well deserved. You are doing noble work. You are not just a blogger, you are starting a movement. Someone had to.

Kelly G Says:

June 19th, 2007

I would have been right there with them giving you a standing ovation. How wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet with and talk to some of the people that you been inspired by your PTP message!!!!

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