A couple days ago, one of my tweets unexpectedly went viral. It's gotten a few thousand retweets and likes on Twitter, and this morning, I learned that the tweet had been screencapped and shared all over Facebook, too. It didn't go as big as Dramatic Chipmunk or Keyboard Cat or Charlie Bit My Finger, but it's gotten more views than anything I've ever done, which is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time.
So here's what I learned during my brief period of low-level Twitter semi-fame.
- It is very exciting. Your phone notifications ding like a kindergarten bell choir that's been freebasing Lik-M-Aid, and every time you look at your phone, there are a half-dozen people or more who've liked or retweeted your post. Sometimes, a celebrity retweets you, and then things get even more crazy. Sometimes, it's a celebrity you really, really like, and then you get an extra charge out