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Erika Napoletano is All Up In Your Business

Mar 18, 2011 , , ,
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This guy is HOT and he is happy for me.

So, a few weeks ago, I woke up to an email in my inbox that prompted a bit of a shriek. No, it wasn’t another one of these. And for all that’s holy, it wasn’t another one like this one.It was one that made me do something I’ve loved doing for 38 years: call my mom.

The last time I called her, this column got a mention in the New York Times. Although a blurb, there were plenty of years where the only mention she’d ever figure me for in that paper was an FBI wanted notice. So it was sweet.

And my last call to her (and forgive the shit out of me for calling her before all y’all) was to tell her that I’m Entrepreneur Magazine‘s newest columnist.

Entrepreneur Magazine Erika Napoletano

I’m a bit of a fan girl right now, because beginning with the June issue, you’ll see me alongside the likes of Richard Branson, Chris Brogan, Gary Vaynerchuck and like…OMFGBBQhamstersonastickSAUCE. I’ll be in both the print and online editions, which means you can line your catbox with my column or draw sexy moustaches on my byline pic when you’re done reading it. And what’s it all about? Well, Amy Cosper (Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine) has graced this redhead with an uncensored column called “All Up In Your Business” on successes, grievous failures and all that is the rolling, messy tide of digital marketing.

In short: I’m going to be getting paid to drop the f-bomb. Suuuuuuuckit!

And here’s where I say: you are the reason I got this opportunity. You. You come by, you read, share and comment. You dish it out on my Facebook page and are the reason I get my best ideas. You subscribe to this blog and let me violate your inbox like a parking meter multiple times each week. If it weren’t for you, I’d just be a crazy lady with a keyboard.

So thank you. Every goddamned one of you who’s ever taken the time to stop by read, share love, empathy, sympathy, tell me I’m a bad example, a bitch or just too damn lippy. You’re the reason I get to wake up each morning and do what I love. And maybe it’s a little stupid, but yes — I’m crying a little bit. Fuck off. It feels good to call my mom.

PS: It’d be solid if you followed Entrepreneur Magazine on Twitter and hit ‘em up style on Facebook.

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Tea Silvestre
Tea Silvestre

I knew there was a reason I liked Entrepreneur magazine. So glad you get to be uncensored!

The Redhead
The Redhead

They're wonderful with letting me cover what I like...tons of fun!

Rich Harris
Rich Harris

Congrats to you! I'm new to your stuff but am old and wise enough to recognize the brilliance in your snark-infused no bullshit approach to the onslaught of digital marketing.... ...in short, you deserve this opp. -Dick Harris

Howard Greenstein
Howard Greenstein

Congrats! Great to see you at SXSW. I will look forward to reading this, as long as my writing colleagues don't notice which site I'm on :)

bethharte
bethharte

Entrepreneur Magazine is going to let you, um, be you? I think I have a new found respect for them. Amy Cosper must be one smart lady! It's a gift to be able to smack the status quo in the face. The business world needs you... desperately. Congrats Erika!

Kneale Mann
Kneale Mann

Moms rock. Moms rule. Great news on the gig. Following done. They may wanna up their follows too. Please continue to rock.

Mazarine
Mazarine

Congratulations! So proud of you! Can't wait to see your no holds barred column!

Paula Lee Bright
Paula Lee Bright

About frickin' time! I've been calling them about this for MONTHS! ;) You deserve it. Happy I found you before you belonged to the agessss...(Funny Girl, Broadway)

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thank you, Paula. And thanks again for always coming back and reading/commenting week after week!

Bree Ervin
Bree Ervin

It just doesn't get much better than that! Congrats. You've earned it.

Bhaskar Sarma
Bhaskar Sarma

Damn...being paid to swear and cuss...that's gotta be the sweetest of all deals. Make us proud Erika. I am eager to check out the reaction of the readership of the Entrepreneur Magazine to your uncensored awesomeness.Those eyeballs better brace themselves for some A class bitchslaps. :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

HAH! I think the bracing over at Entrepreneur has already commenced...

Francisco Pavez
Francisco Pavez

Fabulous news, congrats. We'll be sure to let everyone up here in the Great White North know all about The Ranting Redhead from Colorado :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

Sending you a high five from down below on up to Canadialand!

Leon Noone
Leon Noone

G'Day Erika, I've long believed that there's no such thing as luck: only bad luck. You deserve this. Of course I'm cut to the quick at having to share your brilliance with the great unwashed hordes who read online and print editions of Entrepreneur magazine. Dunno what Branson and Brogan and those other blokes did to be so honoured. Please make sure that you're not reduced to using that ghastly word, "freakin'." Go get 'em Red! Regards Leon

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thanks so much, Leon...and most of all, thanks for coming back - post after post - with your thoughts, ideas, support, arguments and cases for thinking outside that freakin' box. (Just had to use "freakin'" in there!)

The Redhead
The Redhead

Awww...thanks :) Look forward to seeing you over there!

The Redhead
The Redhead

You bet, Kevin. I'll be pinging your over the weekend with dates.

Jason
Jason

super congrats!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thanks, Jason! Appreciate you stopping by today...

David Murray
David Murray

Very very very cool. Congratulation Erika. Couldn't have happened to a nicer crazier awesomer person! :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

No one crazier...but awesomer? Mebbee!

Kevin Johansen
Kevin Johansen

Way to go, Champ! However, this leaves you with the need & responsibility for a screaming at the top of your lungs OMFGBBQhamstersonastickSAUCE of an encore for at least us local folk here in CO. Let me know when you plan this. If there's beer involved I'll likely show up. By golly, I may even buy you one!

Mechellem
Mechellem

That is so totally f-ing awesome for you!! (and I'm completely jealous) But only for a moment cause I'm so looking forward to following you at EM!

Karen Bice
Karen Bice

Wow. Awesome news, Erika! Congratulations! Interesting earlier post regarding two obvious misogynists who have small organs, or else they wouldn't feel the need to attack women with such venom. I can't remember if these two are Texans (I hope not. If they are, I wouldn't mind if they left the state), as I know Clear Channel's corporate HQ is in San Antonio. Look forward to reading your Entrepreneur articles.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thanks, Karen! And no - Texas wouldn't have those two ;)

heatherrast
heatherrast

Jimminy Christmas, this is hot news! Congrats to Entrepreneur Magazine for making one of their smartest moves evah! Can't wait to see what awesomeness you put out and the feverish responses you'll undoubtedly get. Seriously, this is stupendous. What a reward for just being yourself. We're happy to come along and celebrate with you!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thank you, Heather...words like yours make me smile...See? :)

Natalia Sylvester
Natalia Sylvester

So excited for you! And even more excited when I read it'd be uncensored, because it means we get The Redhead in all her crazy, won't-hold-back-for-no-one goodness.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Oh hellz to the yes uncensored. W00t!

Danielle Smith
Danielle Smith

Oh My HOLY!!!! Consider this a virtual chest bump!! I'd tackle you if I could - I'm so excited for you - you deserve it..... xoxooxo Can't wait to read....

jmacofearth
jmacofearth

Fkin A Erika! That's a bitch slap to the system right there! Sorry I missed you here in Austin, I skipped SXSW this year and hung with the kids.

The Redhead
The Redhead

You didn't miss much at SXSW. Though it would have been cool to say hello!

Marcus
Marcus

“All Up In Your Business” man, did they ever come up with the perfect title for you! They're obviously familiar with your work. :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

It's funny - the EIC has apparently been reading me for awhile. The best part? I got to name my own column :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thank you so much, Michael :) *hugs*

The Redhead
The Redhead

And a part of it, you are. So thank YOU.

The Redhead
The Redhead

WINNER! Mike Volpe and Marshall England are both tied for 2nd :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thank you, Ms. Shelly...you are a gem in my life's bling :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

They'll probably all resign. I can't blame them :)

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