Friday, June 4, 2010

Published almost...

Well, two years ago this July I was so excited to received notification that my article I submitted to our church magazine was going to be published AND they paid me $100 for it. I waited and waited and waited to see it in print BUT nothing happened. Then this past month my Bishop congratulated me on my article to be printed in the Ensign. The staff had called him to make sure I was a member of the Church. Well, this month I am in the ENSIGN magazine. But only my name is in an article written by someone else on the uses of the Internet. How disappointing and how FUNNY because they also refer to me as a HE not a SHE. LOL!

Here's the exact quote...from p. 14-One member, Lin Floyd of Utah, USA, created a family history Web site with ancestors’ photos and histories. His Web site and others like it have helped people learn more about the Church and its doctrine. That's it for my 5 seconds of glory, but I did cash the check for $100! Check out my family history website-it only took me 10+ years to complete it with my ancestor's photos and histories.

11 comments:

  1. Excellent!!!!... but so disappointing they would mess it all up. But anyway, I am so happy for you and since Susan Hatch let evrybody in our ward know you were in this month's Ensign , I have been looking throughout the entire Ensign for it but I still haven't found it. Please let me know what page is it in...thank you Lin.

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  2. The brief mention of me is on p. 14 for those interested. I can email you the complete article I originally wrote, if you are interested. Just let me know

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  3. We totally saw your name in the Ensign! Except I didn't even realize that they called you a HE!! How sad...

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  4. Well... I think it's still very nice, Lin. Maybe they'll publish your article in the next issue.

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  5. I think that's cool that you got paid all that money and you didn't really have to do anything except what you already do:) I get called HE alot too--it's our names:)

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  6. Well, how disappointing! I think you have every right to be a little bit miffed. At least you get to keep the money.

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  7. I hope you pointed out their error and they said they would make a correction.

    When I won a state writing contest in Jr. High, the Tribune asked for picture to run with the article. The picture ended up in the obituaries. I hope I saved it. It gave us quite a chuckle since the written obit was of an elderly man.

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  8. Ah, the assumptions people make. Being a Sandy and having lived in places where that is short for Alexander, I know the feeling of the gender switch! Can be strange but liberating. Congratulations on being mentioned for your great blog and the work it represents.

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  9. Geesh..that is too bad..but the money is nice and to be recognized must be thrilling....

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