It is absolutely crazy to believe, but November 26, 2012 marks the second anniversary of my time here as a writer for Chip & Company! I wanted to take a moment and look back at some of the incredible times that I’ve had with Chip and all the other great writers here on staff. I am not the longest running member of Chip & Company, but I am proud to say that I am one of the older ones, and all those young whippersnappers – especially Sierra — better remember to respect their elder!
My first post was about one of my favorite Disney treasures — my 1928 Mickey Mouse jacket! The jacket wasn’t made in 1928, but it was celebrating the creation of the King of the Mouse himself, Mickey, and when I got it for Christmas in 2000, it instantly became my favorite Disney treasure — one that I proudly wear to this day!
What I’ve liked most about Chip & Company is that Chip never pressures his writers to produce content. He totally understands that we all have lives outside of our writing, so he never pressures us for stuff unless we have agreed to do something — like a movie review — which has a specific deadline. That is what makes Chip such a great “boss” for all of his free spirited writers.
Also, Chip is always willing to give a person a chance. When I first heard that Chip was looking for writers, I sent him an email. Keep in mind, My Dreams of Disney had only been operational for about 2 months, and at that time the only people that were looking at the blog were me — and maybe my family if I bribed them! So anyway, I sent him an email, totally expecting him to say “Sorry, but who are you again?” — but to my astonishment he was willing to give me a shot. Like a bad penny, now he can’t get rid of me!
Knowing Chip (and being one of a handful that has actually met him!), and being a writer for Chip & Company has opened up so many different doors that I scarcely know where to begin. It was there that I met perhaps my best Disney friends — Pixie Brenda, the creator of Ideally Disney, Amanda from Disney’s Cheapskate Princess, Jessica the Grammar Queen from California, and one of my ‘nearly’ neighbors, Chris, also from Pixie Vacations. It was also the place where I met Ken — and where I cried writing his memorial piece for Chip & Company. I could go on and on about the great people that I have been blessed to meet through my association with Chip & Company. There’s Lee from Disleelandia, Jess, Catie, and my buddy Aljon. As you can see, the list just goes on and on and on!
So at the end of two years of posts with Chip & Company, I do have some favorites from those two years. By far I felt like the Memorial post that we did for Ken — which was written entirely from the heart, and not just mine, I might add — was the most important piece of writing I did. I also enjoyed writing about our experiences during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for 2011 — we had never been before, so it was great writing some Disney Food Confession pieces about the food we tried. Like every other writer that writes a Disney fan blog, the real reason we start our fan sites is to try and provide as much information as we can to you, our readers, so that you can be as informed as you can be so that you can make your Disney vacation the best vacation you’ve ever taken. In essence, we write for you — so if you have any questions, or things you want to see us write about, let us know! You can do so by asking us a question on our question form, or by writing on our Facebook page, or shoot us a tweet. There are many ways to ask your questions, so take advantage of your preference and let us know.
- Are you Dreaming of a Disney Christmas while at WDW? (chipandco.com)
- What is Your “Disney Moment”? (chipandco.com)