Friday, October 14, 2011

Riding the Coattails

The expression "Riding Coattails" is often used as a generic phrase for anyone that hangs onto another person as they forge ahead.

That's me. I'm a Coattailer. I'm out of the closet. I'm out of denial and into acceptance. I'm...actually proud of it.

You see, I have some amazing coattails to hang on to. My writing friends are so fabulous and talented that I'd be a fool not to learn from them. They all teach me different things: how to blog, how to plot, how to query, how to schmooze at conferences, how to promote, how to pitch, how to write witty dialogue, and the list goes on.

So to all my lovely coattail wearing writing friends, I say:


Are any of you ready to "come out" and admit you are Coattailers too?

26 comments:

  1. LOL. I love that picture. You are too cute. :)

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  2. Coattailers unite! I love this post :)

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  3. Hi! Count me in as new bloghop follower! Great post. :-)

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  4. Hi Jessie. I'm here from the Pay It Forward blogfest and I just wanted to say thanks so much for signing up!

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  5. Yes, I'm a coat-tailer. I'm here from the blog hop. Glad to have found you!

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  6. Oh yes indeedy, I have more mentors than I could comfortably fit into a minivan, more hand-holders than hands, and a different advisor for every dilemma. And I love that!

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  7. Totally agree! And I LOVE getting schooled by my smarter, better organized friends. Maybe because they all also happen to be total sweethearts who don't make me feel like the crazy nut I am!

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  8. I think I'm often the one who's the owner of the coat :) But I've never heard of this word before, I like it!

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  9. I am forever riding coattails. It's easiest way to get by in life.

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  10. Me = coattailer. I've been coattailing you for months!

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  11. Ah! This is so cute! Yep - I'll come out of the closet with ya!

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  12. There's nothing wrong with coattails!

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  13. If you all sit on each others coat tails, and no one walks, how do you get any where?

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  14. Good point Iain...take turns wearing the coat? Right now Peggy is wearing the coat for sure.

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  15. That's true. If I wasn't so pleased for her, I'd be quite envious. :o)

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  16. Yes! Happy to help - and take the help too :)

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  17. Coattails? Nothing wrong with coattails we can make a train.:-)

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  18. Cutely said! Though that's what this community is all about. Supporting each other by letting them to hang onto the coattails!

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  19. I totally agree... you have been riding my coattails for your entire life:) When you get a big book deal maybe it will reverse... :) Love ya sista!

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  20. @Julie- more like "wearing" your coattails. You have always had the cool clothes. In fact, I am wearing one of your shirts right now:).

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  21. Oh yes, I'll come out and admit it. I'm a Coattailer and proud of it. :)

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  22. Oh,definitely! I love my writerly buddies - always supportive and lots of fun! Hope you're having a fab weekend!

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  23. Cute post. I wouldn't say I'm a coattailer, but I have learned a lot from my writer friends. :D

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  24. yep, I'm definitely one to hang on to coattails. There's so much we can learn from each other.

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  25. i missed the pay it forward hop, so stopping by fashionably late! nice to meet u jesse :)

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