Today is kind of bittersweet. It is my last day at Publishers Weekly and after today you can find me at BarbaraVey.com. When I started here 7 years ago, I said I would only do it for 3 months. At that time, I had never written anything longer than a grocery list and I had no idea what a blog was. I can still remember asking PW to send me “How to” book about blogging, but at that time, there weren’t that many blogs around, so they told me to write whatever I wanted.
PW was just starting their online presence and I was invited along. My thanks to Karen Holt for seeing something in me that I didn’t know was there and to Sara Nelson for her encouragement along the way.
All at once, my blog just took off. There was a need to be filled and apparently, Beyond Her Book, was at the right place, at the right time. I was invited to New York to speak with the other bloggers about how to write a successful blog. It was an honor I’ll never forget. I got to ride the subway for the first time, I never took so many taxis, walked so much, ate New York Pizza and was the total tourist geek.