There is an expression, coined by artist Andy Warhol in 1968, when he said that:
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
The problem was, that so many people kept expecting him to explain this phenomenon, that he became bored and was known to quote several different derivitives of the original, just to confuse them …
“In the future 15 people will be famous”
“In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.”
As the times have moved on, in the modern era of reality television and online phenomena, this saying has gained a new momentum and several new connotations:
“In the future, everyone will be obscure for 15 minutes.”
“In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes.”
“On the Web, everyone will be famous to 15 people”
Well, my 15 minutes (AKA 15 seconds) of fame, obscurity, anonymity … call it what you will … came today, when the lovely author of ‘Double Crossing’, Meg Mims said that she would like to highlight Fiction Books on her regular weekly spot ‘Wednesday Spotlight’
I must admit to being somewhat taken aback when Meg first approached me with the idea, after all, it is more usual for bloggers to be arranging interviews with authors and publishers, than the other way round.
I didn’t really have an awful lot of time to think in too much detail about what I was going to say (which is probably just as well), just hoping that it was all going to make sense on the day!
All I can say is a big Thank You to Meg, for considering my very modest blog worthy of such recognition and to thank all my fellow bloggers who visit the site and leave their lovely and much valued comments, for helping to make ‘Fiction Books’ the success that it is and such a great, fun way to spend my leisure time (apart from reading, of course!)
If you would like to read the article, here is the link: Don’t forget to say ‘hi’ to Meg whilst you are there, she loves to receive your comments.