Don’t you just love how the internet makes it possible for us to reach out to pretty much anyone in the world, even if we don’t know them? Yesterday I contacted Ali Smith through her website in an attempt to go straight to the source to solve the mystery of where to buy her book, Momma Love. And don’t you know I heard back from her today, just like that. It’s magic, really. A source of great time-wasting sometimes, this internet (Facebook, I’m talking to you). But also an amazing tool for connecting people.
“I appreciate your post so much and am thrilled you responded to the work! It’s been getting really strong responses from so many. Makes me feel very good about the project. Like it’s really needed. The book project is currently with my agent and I’m hoping it will find its proper home soon. I will definitely keep you informed about the progress and when there’s purchasing info, I’d be grateful if you could share it with your crowd”.
Being able to connect with someone whose creative work I really admire via the invisible but all-knowing web is really an amazing thing. Today it’s making me feel like the world is wide open, all out there for us decide what we would like to select from the buffet.
Do you have any experiences to share about connecting with your tribe or like-minded individuals or sources of creative inspiration? I’d love to hear about it in comments section.
If you’re interested in Ali’s work, check out her blog here.