Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I got trolled and all I got was this feature in CLEO

The list of things Miranda Kerr and I have in common is growing. Exponentially it would seem. We've both married hot dudes, popped out a kid and breastfed it, we're both naturally brunette, um, we're both women, err, we're both Australian. OK so it's a pretty short list of the clutching at straws variety. But now I can add that we're both in this month's CLEO magazine.

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She's on the cover. I'm on page 75. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS!

You know how I hate it when people spell out acronyms? Well I'm gonna break my own rule here and say this:

OH.

EM.

FUCKING.

GEE. 
Image: CLEO
Yours truly is mentioned in an article about how to deal with online trolls. The article, as you can see with the little pink haired dude above (remember them?), is called "I stood up to my troll", and references my first proper Twitter troll who I managed to track down by going all CSI on his ass.
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I know I should be all aloof and shit and make people believe that this is nothing, but if I'm honest, which is kinda the whole point of this here blog, I'm as happy as a chick with carbs, which is apt because I am a chick who is carb loading by inhaling vast quantities of choc macadamia cookies. How else would I celebrate seeing my name, my real name, in a national magazine?
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The article is a bit longer than that and has a few different ways of dealing with trolls. My section contains an F bomb, albeit with a strategically placed asterisk, though this time it's not my potty mouth, it was the troll. If you're bored at the checkouts you should totally read it.

Now please excuse me while I go update my media kit with "as featured in CLEO". Do you think it's too much to get it printed on a t-shirt?

56 comments:

  1. Oh rock this hard, girlfriend!!

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  2. You totally need to get it on a t shirt, also I don't think it would be overkill to also get it printed on a hat and your underwear. Congrats! X

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  3. workingwomenaustraliaSeptember 19, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Go you! Definitely wear the tee, send one to Miranda too. I don't think she has one ;)

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  4. PMSL Kim! I will send her one :)

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  5. awesome! look forward to seeing the t-shirt ;)

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  6. I say 7 tshirts in different colours so you can wear one every day.

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  7. Awesome with a capital A You so have to get the tshirt, mug, wrist band and badge to hand out to everyone.

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  8. Jess @ myheartisyourhomeSeptember 19, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    woooohooo go you! Ill take one of your tshirts!

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  9. You know I've had this issue sitting on my coffee table for a few weeks now untouched waiting to be read. All it took was seeing your post say "me on page 75" and I tuned out to the rest and picked up my magazine.
    I remember this happening and I am so glad you stood up to your troll. I personally could ignore one off comments but when someone continues to attack me, well they need to be put in their place. Maybe they do feel powerful because there are so many who will ignore, but some people just need a punch in the groin.

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  10. You know you've made it as a blogger when you get trolled. Of course it is yet to happen to me.
    Hopefully all the attention this issue has received lately through the Charlotte Dawson debacle will make would be trolls think twice.
    All the best
    Mumabulous

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  11. With all this publicity you may need a PR person. Wait! Don't you know a guy who does PR?!

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  12. Go you! Shows what standing up to trolls can do. Next stop, Glow on the cover of Cleo. After all, haven't we seen/heard enough from Miranda for a while?

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  13. Kelley @ magnetoboldtooSeptember 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Tattoo. CHEST PEICE TATTOO!

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  14. Now I have to update my Media Kit to say "Friend of Cleo featured Blogger"

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  15. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE THIS IS RAD AS FUCK

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  16. I am so proud of you! Both for standing up to a troll and for getting into CLEO. A big step up from Offspring Magazine! And yes, I think you do have a lot in common with Miranda, but your hair is way fuller and bouncier than hers.

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  17. You know you've made it if you get your name published in Cleo. ;>)
    If I ever meet you at a blogging conference I want your autograph. V.

    PS Good on you for standing up to the troll.

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  18. Trolls suck. I've only had a couple of harassing messages from men, but only one really mean message, and boy was she mean. But I know EXACTLY who it is. Sometimes our supposed "friends" troll us too.

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  19. I'll have to on go and buy the magazine and read the rest of it now! I've never been trolled on my blog but I did get some horrible horrible horrible comments when one of my posts was published on Mamamia.

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  20. Remind me to get your autograph next time I see you.

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  21. Oh. Em. Gee, need to read that article when I'm waiting at a checkout!

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  22. Well congrats - at least some good has come out of you having to deal with trolls. I had a small piece in the Business Chicks magazine recently - they asked if I could answer the 'health & fitness' questions. After my little guffaw they offered me 'finance' or 'holidays'. I took health & fitness, and only lied a little bit.

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  23. Sadly I think it'll just make trolls be more careful :(

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  24. You should read the one about Miranda, too. It's only fair :P

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  25. The comments on Mamamia are vicious, that would have been terrible x

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  26. I have a stamp that I normally brand people with... will that do? :P x

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  27. Definitely a bit of a jump from Offspring :) But I remember where we started xxx

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  28. This is my most favourite comment ever x

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  29. PMSL ahhhh think I might let her keep the covers

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  30. I've still got his mobile number, maybe I should give him a call? ;-)

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  31. Ahh a punch in the groin. I wonder if we can organize that?

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  32. Excellent, I'll start an online shop :P

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  33. OMG I love your thinking. Keychains and magnets too! But not mousepads, they're shit.

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  34. This is why you're awesome, Cate.

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  35. I read the bit about you and I was like oh yeah! I remember when that happened!
    Well Done Glow!

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  36. Thanks, Alyce, I was a bit chuffed to say the least x

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  37. I just love it when good comes from bad.So happy you didnt let that troll win but even happier you can now brag about being in CLEO !!!
    Get the article made into a poster and put it on your wall.
    Sooo happy for you.xx

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  38. Will so read it at the checkout

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  39. Haha, that's awesome sauce. I can't believe I have yet to pick this mag up and I work at the checkouts!

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  40. Haha, that's so cool. What a awesome claim for fame...........for me! XD
    I work at the checkouts, so I shall certainly be picking this up!

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  41. Lmao at the mousepads.Your a crack up.

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  42. Can I ploise have a "I KNOW GLOW THEREFORE I AM COOL" t-shirt? Ploise? x

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  43. Thanks, Deb, it's definitely been an amazing silver lining! I have the magazine on my bench still and flick it open every few days and pinch myself!!! xxxx

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