I always wonder who reads my blog. When I look at the google statistics and keywords I wonder why someone was thinking of me enough to google me. Once someone googled ‘what does Carly Findlay look like naked?’ at 3 am. I thought I’d hit the big time. My Mum said to me (and the doctor because we were discussing my blog in the emergency ward) that the googler was probably drunk. Because according to my Mum, apparently someone will only think of me naked when they’re drunk and it’s 3 am. (I look hot naked, in case anyone is wondering. It’ll save you a google.)
I digress. I am always excited when readers reveal themselves.
I was walking down the street one day with a colleague when someone stopped me mid tram track to say ‘great blog’. Recently I had a lady in the lift at work ask me for my autograph because she’s watched me on TV and reads my blog. I had to laugh!
So about month ago when I got an email through my comment form from someone called Rachel Mulvey I was equal parts excited and nervous. As some of you may know one of my idols is Callan Mulvey, the Australian actor in Rush and Underbelly. I’ve met him at the season 2 premiere of Rush, filming, at the season 3 premiere of Rush, and at the Logies. And he wrote me a letter.
Rachel Mulvey is Callan’s wife.
Oh my gosh!, I thought. Callan’s wife knows there’s another woman out there who admires him almost as much as she does. And I worried she may have seen a picture of me kissing the TV screen when I had that Rush themed birthday party and I had to kiss the nearest man in the room – Callan in character as Sgt Brendan Joshua.
Her email was really nice – very complimentary. She said she has been reading my blog (and Callan has too!) and wanted to send me a message of thanks for my support and admiration, and offer me some photos. We’ve been emailing for a few weeks now.
Callan told Rachel about me after he’d met me, and Rachel found my blog. She came across my post about their wedding. She has been kind enough to send me some good quality pictures of the wedding and given me permission to share them on my blog. So here they are 🙂
I am incredibly grateful and lucky for her to take the time to email me and give me a little insight into their lives. She’s passed on a few messages from Callan too, and he seems the loveliest. I am so looking forward to seeing Brothers in Arms this year – it’s coming soon I think.
Blogging. You never know just who might be reading. Wow.
And it turns out we both like Callan looking long haired and scruffy! 😉