I really am starting to like facebook, twitter, et al. Well, I liked them before, but now I LIKE-like them. In fact, if there were a “love” button for those apps, I would probably click on that.
The power of social media to draw us all together, introducing disparate people from across the World, is staggering. Mass media is about making news; social media is about making connections. Yesterday, something happened that brought that point home to me.
I had written a (previously posted here) book review on ‘Call Me Princess’ by Sara Blædel, and I decided to send her information on it. Remember that she is DENMARK’s “Queen of Crime”—and I reside in Alberta. Canada. On the opposite side of the Earth from where she holds Court.
I searched facebook, and hadn’t finished typing ‘Blædel’ when her profile popped up. I “liked” her page, sent the link to my blog, and thought, “Well, that’s that.”
But that was NOT that; she responded to me (see below)! And she did so kindly, graciously, and personably. Thank you so much, Ms. Blædel. Making that connection absolutely made my day.
Hi R.D Girvan! Oh, what a fab review! Thank you SO much. I am so very, very happy you liked my book. And so grateful for your words. Big thanks Sara