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My 15 Minutes Of Fame …. Weeelll, Maybe 15 Seconds!!!!

 

  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”

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  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.

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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6 comments
    • Hi Cath,

      Thanks for taking the time to visit Meg’s site and reading the article.

      I can only take credit for supplying the answers to Meg’s original questions, all of the extra work in making the post look and sound so great, is down to Meg herself and she has done a great job with it.

      I am still amazed that Meg wanted to highlight Fiction Books, given that it is such a small fish in such a large pond, but it is good to see the name in print (hope that doesn’t sound too pompous, it wasn’t meant to).

      Good to hear from you

      • Hooray, from one small fish in a pond across the ocean to another! I loved interviewing you and getting your “take” on reviewing, reading and blogging. My own is quite modest as well, but we all have to start somewhere! LOL. So glad you enjoyed the “fame.” 😉 I sure enjoyed the “cyber tea” we shared. I believe there’s a scone left over… omnoms…

        • Hi Meg,

          Afternoon tea is such a civilised thing to do, don’t you agree?

          I agree that my next move with the blog needs to be to a ‘facebook’ page, but it is taking me all my time to keep up to date and learn about the ‘wordpress’ blog. That of course, is besides actually finding time to read my many hundreds of books, which is the whole reason I started blogging in the first place, to share my reading thoughts and experiences.

          I really need to get on and read more of ‘Double Crossing’, I need to know what happens to poor Lily next!

    • Hi Nikki,

      I was so surprised to be asked to contribute to Meg’s regular feature, that I am not sure that I did the article as much justice as I might have done.

      I did enjoy participating in the event though and was amazed at the ‘tweaking’ which Meg did, to make the finished thing look so professional.

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