Holy shit, guys. This is small potatoes to lots of people (LOTS of people), but this is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me on the internet, and I need to tell you about it. Saturday afternoon, about 3pm, I tweeted this.
We bought a copy of The Bloggess’s second book, Furiously Happy (which was really good, by the way), for Tania for Christmas, and we found that $5 bill with the note attached inside. It’s really sweet (and a great idea), and it’s the kind of thing you tweet, you know? I included The Bloggess in the tweet because we found it in her book, and I thought she’d appreciate it. Didn’t think anything else of it.
Then John and I went out for an early dinner with a friend of his from high school. I didn’t look at my phone until we got back to the apartment, around 8pm. That tweet was re-tweeted and replied to by The Bloggess, and it blew up (in a good way).
My phone buzzed pretty constantly for about 24 hours, as people saw, liked, and retweeted that tweet. It was SO weird. I texted Jess in the middle of it: “What in the hell is happening to me on Twitter?” and she said, succinctly, “The Bloggess is happening to you.”
Then I tweeted this, which is still pretty much true:
I got a bunch of nice replies and retweets to the original tweet, and then I heard from the woman who was responsible for it, which was really cool. A few more people are following me, I’m following a few more people, the lady whose idea this was gets more exposure – everyone wins.
THEN, the next day (Sunday), I checked The Bloggess’s website (as I do regularly) and check this out!
She put me in her weekly wrap-up! That’s a link directly to my tweet! So, you know, that’s cool.
Don’t worry – I won’t let it go to my head.