I had a really cool FB experience last week. Some of you may know that I run a book review blog and I am always connecting with new authors on Facebook. The other day I received the book, On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves so I wanted to connect with her on Facebook because I would be soon reviewing her book. I sent her a friend request and then also added a message because I don’t like blindsiding people with anonymous Facebook requests.
I was thrilled when she accepted my request right away but even more excited when she sent me a personal note back since I’m such a fan of authors anyway, but the most amazing part was when I read this from Tracey:
Okay, I have to tell you that when I first started blogging in 2008 I read Manic Mommy RELIGIOUSLY. OMG, you were such an inspiration to me. I loved reading about you and your family and your move to Arizona. Unfortunately, I don’t read many blogs anymore and barely have time to post on my own. But when I saw your name come up on my Twitter feed and then FB I gave a little fangirl squeal!!…
So what did I do? I ‘fangirl’ squealed too and wrote Tracey back immediately! I had no idea that Tracey used to read my blog when it was mostly a personal blog/sometimes book blog and now here I was reaching out to her to share her book with my readers, and she used to be one!
It’s the amazing connections like these that make me love Facebook and the internet in general so much and Tracey and I ‘chatted’ back and forth for a while and we felt an immediate connection with one another.
I’m excited to read her new novel, On The Island, and you’ll want to check it out too – it’s a mix between Blue Lagoon and Castaway and they’re already talking about taking it to the big screen!
Do you have an exciting Facebook connection story like this? I love how Facebook can really connect people in ways you might never expect!