Feelin’ a Little Proud (Fragmented Fridays)

by Claudya Martinez on January 10, 2014

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My new year is off to a good start and just when I was worrying that I may have lost that bloggin’ feeling, I get a pat on the back from Latina magazine. Say what?!
Latina bloggers you must know in 2014Yup, they featured a little picture of me in their February 2014 issue and online they included me as one of 37 Latina bloggers you must know in 2014! Now, Latina has a special place in my heart. I remember when it first came out, I bought the first issue, I was one of their first subscribers. I was their target audience and I was so very excited that a magazine with me in mind was out there. It’s gratifying to see their success and surprising to find myself noticed by them a couple of decades later.

There was no Twitter when Latina started, there was no me blogging either, so color me tickled to get this tweet…

The internet is a fickle beast. You can spend hours pouring your heart out onto the screen, hit publish and nada, not a peep, no one seems to notice. Other times you just haphazardly throw something online and clickity, click, click, click, everyone wants to take a look. After a few years of blogging, you start feeling like an internet dinosaur and you look around at all the new websites and wonder if anyone is reading or taking notice of Blogosoraus You. I mean you know someone is looking because your stats tell you so, but does anyone really care that you have useless psychic powers or can turn an empty roll of toilet paper into a snowflake? Maybe all the hits are from people searching for “Latina mami porn” or some such nonsense.

Anyway, it’s nice to get a pat on the back once in a while. Shoot, I’ll take a pat on the ass, on occasion as well (you should ask first, though). PEACE!

And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):

You never know when someone is lookin’.

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  • Judy

    Congrats on your magazine debut.

  • http://honduras-gumbo.com/ Laurie Matherne

    What a beautiful picture of you, Unknown but Known Mami. Celebrate!

    • http://livecolorful.com/ Elba Valverde

      I agree, that is such a beautiful picture

  • deborahpucci

    That is so cool…..congratulations! You should be feeling proud of yourself……

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Thank you.

  • http://www.nibblesandfeasts.com Ericka Sanchez

    Well deserved! Congratulations!

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Right back at ya, beautiful!

  • Elissa Lerma

    That is so awesome! What a great issue. I even have a small blurb on page 68!!

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Turning to page 68 right now!

  • http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/ lisleman

    You (and family) should feel proud of being selecting by the magazine. The only time I was ever mentioned in a magazine was years (eons) ago when MacWorld included a tip I had sent in. It only listed my name and of course my tip.
    an internet dinosaur – good one! So that makes our old posts dinosaur bones.

  • Melissa from Hungry Food Love

    Great post! You are definitely not unknown…your wit and humor makes you shine. Congrats!

  • Isaida

    That is awesome!! Congratulations!

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Thank you.

  • Frau

    Congrats! And you look gorgeous!

  • http://livecolorful.com/ Elba Valverde

    Just so you know, I do care about your snowflakes out of toilet paper :) Wow! that’s freaking awesome!!! I’m so happy for you. Enhorabuena!!

  • Nita

    Congratulations! That is awesome, but you have certainly earned the recognition, you do a wonderful job.

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Thank you, friend. I appreciate your constant support and kind words.

  • http://www.backinthebush.wordpress.com/ Cyndy Bush

    This made me giggle. Blogosaurus You?! You crack me up. So excited and proud FOR you! You rock!!

  • http://www.thankyougreatspirit.com/ Dawn Saros-Kirk

    Wow, congratulations! You should feel very proud and I bet you’re excited as all get out! What a beautiful photo of you too!

  • http://www.vidyasury.com/ Vidya Sury

    Wow! Claudya, you rock! Feels so nice to think I’ve known you for years now! Hugs!. So when I come to the US, I am gonna find you easily because you’re all over the place on those huge hoardings/billboards! :D Yeah? Love you!

  • My Inner Chick

    C O N G R A T S))) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.thefiftyfactor.com/ Joanna Jenkins

    How fabulous for you Mami! A great big congratulations to you. Happy 2014. You started it off on a high note! xoxo jj

  • http://www.astarinmyownuniverse.com/ Star Traci

    OMG! I am so proud of you!!!!!!! You deserve every bit of it.
    XOXO
    Traci

  • http://kayslittlekorner.com/ Kay @Kay’s Little Korner

    Oh my goodness, go you!!! That is awesome! I really like your pic too :-) I know what you mean about feeling like you blog into an abyss. Woohoo for making the list!!

  • http://msbabyplan.blogspot.com/ TOI

    so happy and proud for you. happy 2014 :)

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Thank you.

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