It’s Official, I’m a Contributor!

What do Marlo Thomas, Alec Baldwin, Harry Shearer and yours truly have in common? We’re all unabashedly brilliant people? Nah.

Huffington Post Blogger Extraordinaire and Actor, Alec Baldwin--and star of NBC's 30 Rock, too!

We’ve all got chutzpah with a side of moxie?  Getting warmer.

That we all star in NBC’s 30 Rock and have won countless Emmy’s?

Nope! Only one of us can claim that.

So, what’s the number one thing we all share? Drum roll, please…

We’re all bloggers for The Huffington Post

Yes, I can now safely say, it’s official. With six posts under my belt, I’m happy to report that I’m a regular contributor to the Huffington Post! Of course some of you already know this, but for those of you who don’t, you should know that I’m pleased as punch in July. And, knock on wood, if I play my cards right, this is only the beginning.

Turns out, I have a thing or two to say about divorce. In fact, having been through one, I am now considered in some circles (consisting of me and my dog, Henry), to be an expert! I can tell you just about anything you need to know about divorce and you can trust my expertise, as much as you can trust anything you read in WikipediaAnd honestly, you can take that to the bank!

Starting soon, I’ll also be blogging for The Huffington Post’s new section, Huff/Post 50, for which I’ve already contributed my first piece!  This is a new section just for people like me.  And by that, I mean, Baby Boomers.  Finally, a section we can call our own! I definitely know a thing or two about what it’s like to be a Boomer.

So, if you want to know more, just visit my bio at the HuffPo web site (Now that I’m on their blogger payroll—which means I receive no monetary compensation—I can refer to The Huffington Post by its nickname: HuffPo). I’m told it’s an insider thing and a term that only insiders—like me!—get to use. Which makes me pretty special, don’t you think?  You can also see a list of my posts, here on my blog, by clicking on My Huffington Post Stories page.

So the next time you have a question about divorce or the Baby Boomer generation, just ask me! Drop me a line, post a comment, and maybe I’ll respond by writing it up for The Huffington Post!

Now, if I can only get to meet Arianna.  Then, my life would be complete!  Who knows? Maybe I’ll even get invited to Arianna’s holiday party (assuming she has one). And maybe Alec Baldwin will want me to give him a ride there. That would be très spectacular!

I can’t wait to see what’s in store next for me now that I’ve hitched my wagon to The Huffington Post star. Whoopee!

58 thoughts on “It’s Official, I’m a Contributor!

    • Thank you! And apparently, the HuffPo thinks I have something to say about weddings, too, for starting in October, when it makes its debut, I’ll be contributing to that page, too. Yep, things are looking up, I’d say! 😉

  1. This is awesome. I have been following your blog will glee. You are better than a 10:30 coffee to jump-start my mid-morning work session. I love to laugh or cry with your latest tale. I’m so glad you are going to reach more readers.

  2. Hi Monica, I came here via your welcome message to me from SheWrites. Thanks and congrats on your news! What fun to be a part of Huffington Post on a subject near and dear to your heart. I’m looking forward to reading them.

  3. I happened to run across one of your entries on there and was like, “Wait a minute! That name is familiar! She’s one of my WordPress blogging buddies!” You must be thrilled to death! Congratulations to you! 🙂

    • Thank you! Yes, I’m thrilled beyond belief! And now I have access to the HuffPo’s backstage area, which is kind of like an employee lounge with a bulletin board about upcoming plans for the website, and a place to upload your stories. It’s so cool!

  4. Monica, that’s incredible! It’s every blogger’s dream to be up there and through your hard work you’ve achieved it! I feel quite privileged to have read this (and thank you for your beautiful comment on my blog earlier).

    • Thank you! I really am on Cloud 9. You should’ve seen me the day I learned they’d accepted my first post. On that day, you would have found me by that cow who keeps jumping over the moon. It’s awesome! 🙂

  5. Congrats, Monica! I just went to Huffington Post and I can’t find the post 50 section. Is it up yet? I’d love to see your post.
    And I guess I’m a real rube but if you’re not getting paid how are you being compensated? Is it the exposure because Huffington Post is so well known?
    Kudos to you!!!

    • The Post 50 section isn’t up yet, but is expected to be something this month. Yep, the HuffPo doesn’t pay bloggers, it’s the honor of being permitted to blog on their site. And they’re really good about providing links to my Twitter and blog pages. So, I don’t mind. I love the opportunity and the increase in traffic. 😉

  6. Congratulations to you! Your mention the compensation for your contributions cracked me up! Why am I using so many words that begin with “c”? 😉

    Visiting via The Lady Bloggers Society

  7. This is my first visit in a while, Monica, and look at the fantastic news I read. Wow, congratulations – that’s really excellent, and what an acknowledgement of your writing and experience. Just brilliant. Can I have your autograph? 🙂
    Sunshine xx

  8. Now that you’ve formed part of the Huffpo posee, I’m sure your Klout score has hit the roof! hee hee! Congratulations, amiga! And for your information, Roxy’s name and my name should be added to yours and Henry’s to the “circle considering you a divorce expert.” Your divorce stories have not only provided emotional support, they’ve been more therapeutic and laughter inducing than Dr. Phil’s advice! So make room in the circle! There’s two more members! 🙂 I’m excited at your wonderful news, M.! Make us proud, mamacita!

    • Let’s not talk Klout score. For some reason, mine keeps sinking, no matter what I do. But let’s talk about my inner circle. I could hug you both! I love that you and Rox want to be in my inner circle, believing in me and my expertise in matters of the heart or heart-less. 😉 You and Roxy make me proud EVERYDAY. Abrazos!

  9. Monica, congratulations!!!! how absolutely brilliant you are. So proud of you. Well done.

    I hope you go and see Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy.. can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

    Shamerz 🙂

  10. Fan-effing-tastic, Monica! One more thing now to fuel my HuffPo addiction (which, unfortunately, I let distract me from writing because, well, you know, I’m only going to look at what Brangelina and their brood are up to for 3 seconds. Just 3 short seconds and then I’m back to writing, fer sure, yep.)

  11. You can’t hear me, but I’m squealing. Not like “stuck-pig” squealing — more frantic-excited-delightful squealing. The good kind…

    On behalf of those of us trying to create a new dialogue about divorce and its implications: You go girl! We know you’ll represent.

    Now don’t eff it up, k? 😉

    • Thanks, Mikalee. I couldn’t have done it without you, though. You inspire me, plain and simple. And I’ll do my best not to eff it up, but frankly, I feel like I’m always on the edge of effing it up. 😉

      • You’re WAY too kind — thank you for saying that. And please know that I have not a doubt in the world that you’ll continue succeeding…just don’t let stupid, angry, self-absorbed commenters get you down. There are a BUNCH of haters on HuffPo Divorce — keep that in mind! Must be sad to be so angry for no good reason…

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