Friday, August 31, 2007
A Monster Fan Interview: Midori Miller
During one of my forays into the blogosphere looking for Jericho fans I found Midori Miller. She is a Trainer and Recruiter for Century 21 Sundance Realty. I found her blog with this post.
I left a comment because she's a Jericho fan and because the article was excellent. She surprised me by writing another.
I asked if I could interview her and she agreed. I admire Midori because she's energetic, loves Jericho, understands the power of people, and wants to be a better blogger. It is an honor to present my friend Midori Miller.
1. What attracted you to Jericho?
I think it was all of the characters especially The Greene Family, each character really brought something special to the show. Jake, I love Jake! Its not about his looks its about what he represents, how he is so different from everyone else, a hero and so misunderstood, to me he is the ideal man!
I enjoyed how each episode recapped, it seemed by doing it this way, it was constant action and drama. After each episode I would be so upset it was over and complain how I had to wait a week to see it again!
I have felt every emotion imaginable while watching Jericho. I cried my eyes out when the mayor died. I laughed, cried, I sat on the edge of my seat. I love the mixture of characters and story-lines, its a family show, sexy show and action adventure....oh have I said that I love Jake?
2. Why did you decide to blog about Jericho?
As a trainer, I have to find innovative ways to get my audience to pay attention to what I am saying. Jericho is the perfect example of true Social Networking. It shows that the world is changing and people can really change the world if they pull together. Power of the People, the power of Social Networking..... Also, in order to get more people to watch Jericho and support the show, how could I not do my part? It is important to get our voices heard...one person at a time...as a whole we did just that. I am honored to be a part of that, our little voices made such a difference!
3. You said you are on a mission to be a better blogger. How's that going?
My mission to be a better blogger is going slow. It's more along the lines of learning right now! I try to learn and do at the same time, I think I am getting it finally. I wish I had another 24 hours a day to get everything done that I want to do. I decided that I am going to start blogging in a different way and focus more on my own personal blog. I have to admit I have been referring to your blog to get ideas. Also I have been reading problogger and then I have the computer scientist that advises me (my husband)!
4. You are a trainer and recruiter for Century 21 Sundance Realty. You meet a lot of people so do you find many that love Jericho?
I have come across many people who have heard of the show but never watched it! I know a few fans. I know by blogging about it, the audience will grow. My dad watches it! A few of my friends. I think one of things that people are missing is the vital information that would make it more appealing to others, the fact that many of names are biblical and that there are Morse code hints. Its those little extras that might intrigue people to get them to watch. People do not realize the time and energy and thought that was put into the show. I really can and do appreciate it!
5. You described the renewal of Jericho as an incredible social networking success story. I hadn't thought of it that way until you said it. What did you mean?
Well it started with the phrase, NUTS, from that phrase came a cry to keep the show on, via forums, blogs and websites. WE the people.....then came Nuts to CBS, vote on line to keep the show going, leave your comments here! ETC. Next thing you know its an entire community with the same goal in mind, working together and building common bonds and friendships. Maybe the intent did not start out as Social Networking but I can tell you I have made a few friends since blogging about it! Face it Jane, there is a good chance, we might not have encountered one another ever in our lifetime. Because of a love we both share of Jericho and of course blogging, I have now made another friend. Without NUTS, it would not have happened!
6. Will you be blogging more about Jericho in the future?
Jericho but of course! I love the show.The whole Jericho Nuts CBS thing is just the beginning....Even when watching the show, I get ideas about a good post...
Thank you...this was fun! While it is still not over and yes they brought back our beloved Jericho but for how long? I say, keep an eye out and watch and listen and remember the amazing power of the people. The power of a simple word, NUTS! If necessary, we may have to do it again.
Thank you my friend for your inspiration.