Gone Viral? With Dignity, of Course!

Here’s a nice story! Yesterday, I was checking my blog statistics, like I do once or twice a day to see what posts go over well, and I noticed a big spike in hits. What? And wait, they are all coming from Twitter? Why are they all linked to my book review of Dignity (which I still can’t stop talking about).

Usually Facebook is way more than Twitter.

At most I usually get 3-4 hits from my Twitter posts every day. Part of that is because I don’t think all the posts get shared to Twitter, and part of that is that most of my friends and family are on Facebook and access it there. That’s fine, because I write this for friends and family, not to share my brilliant thoughts with the world (first, I’d have to HAVE a brilliant thought).

One of these days looks very different from the others.

I was busy at work bossing people around and stuff…I mean collaborating with colleagues…and then I went to dinner and ate lobster (OMG how I missed lobster from my Florida childhood), then I had to drive to the ranch.

I did a great job on that rectangle, huh? You know, I do these annotated graphics things for a living. But blogging is for fun, not perfection.

So, by the time I could check again, I had over 200 hits for the day. Having lots of advanced degrees and such, I astutely figured out that someone had shared a link to the blog on their feed. So, I headed over to Twitter and waded through posts about debates and Presidential candidates, and searched for the book’s name, Dignity.

It made me happy to make Chris Arnade happy

It made me really happy that he somehow found it, since it had never occurred to me to tag him on the review. We exchanged a few words on Twitter. I found it funny that he didn’t realize exactly how “front row” I am with all my advanced degrees, businesses, and reasonable management job in high tech (even if I AM just a writer). I don’t exactly plaster that information on my personal nature/opinion blog!

I still like it a lot. You should read it.

I got all sorts of non-book results. Dignity is an important concept, after all. From the ONE post I could find about the book, I realized that I should check the author, Chris Arnade’s Twitter feed. Sure, enough, as I scrolled down, I can see that he had tweeted three times about my little blog post, and had said some very nice things.

So, I have had my viral moment in the Twitter-verse, and that was a lot of fun for me. I encourage you to follow @chris_arnade on Twitter, if your politics resemble mine, since he has some good things to say. I have too many dang jobs to spend much time on Twitter, so I’ll let the more tweet-savvy folks share there.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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