Get the 411 with SHORTY

20 Jul

Casual Shorty - December 2007

Marcie L. Hill began her career as a writer, editor and communicator by simply sharing information that came across her desk with her Internet family. She has turned her love of sharing information into “Shorty In Da House,” a newsletter whose name is a play on her stature, and one that reaches hundreds of readers monthly.

Marcie started Shorty In Da House as a way to share information with those who’d helped her with her 2002 job search. It grew from there. “It has grown from about 25 recipients to nearly 500. It is a means to share good news and other information that people would not hear otherwise.” Readers can find good News, Stuff for Young People, Community News & Other Good Stuff, and advertisements for Small Businesses. It has also grown into a source of inspiration and education.

Shorty is Marcie’s “baby,” and she’d like to see it grow. So what does the future hold for Shorty? Marcie is working on revamping a website that will capture everything Shorty. A tee shirt line is also in development. Some will be boast inspirational messages, while others will be geared toward roller skaters and entrepreneurs. (The prototypes that this reporter has seen look great!) In addition to a podcast and new Shorty Blog in the works, there’ll be a special treat for fans. “Ultimately, Shorty will be a cartoon that will entertain and educate audiences of all ages.”

I personally feel honored to have been a part of that first group of readers. Its evolution, and that of Marcie into a full-fledged writer, really are testaments to what faith and hard work can do. Check out Shorty in Da House and newsletter at Its supplemental blog is housed at


12 Responses to “Get the 411 with SHORTY”

  1. Robert Hillsman July 23, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    I believe this article is an inspiration to all of us with low self-esteem. Shorty’s story feels like it is missing some order and information, and leaves us readers wanting for more. Shorty is worthy of this article and I would like to say thank you to Sister Tasha for her talent and time…

    • Marcie July 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

      Robert, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Please continue to support me as Shorty blows up!

  2. Tracey July 23, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    What a great story. Very well written. Who knew about the t-shirts!? You continue to be an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    • Marcie July 23, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

      Thanks, Tracey. Tasha did an excellent job. As for my t-shirts, they too will be inspiration. Keep a look out for my Shorty gear. 🙂

  3. Cassie July 23, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    Great article. Marcie, you have been an inspiration to all. I hope your business endeavors continue to grow and blossom. Can’t wait to read the next “Shorty in the House” issue.

    • Marcie July 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

      Cassie, thanks for all of your support in my endeavors. Please know that we will do lunch when the cash starts flowing from these endeavors.

  4. Tasha July 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    Thanks to all of your for the compliments. My friend Shorty is INDEED an inspiration.

    • Marcie July 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

      Tasha, you did an excellent job. Thanks for giving your time and talents to As NOT Seen on TV.

  5. Ms, Hills-Phillips July 24, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    This a great storty. I’m just waiting for Shorty to BLOW UP’ like I know she will.

    • Marcie July 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

      Thank, Ma. I am going to blow up and have enough money to pay you back. 🙂


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