Friday, August 19, 2011

Paulo Coelho,gracias,you really made my day

You know in life, we must really believe in this word,"serendipity" term it good luck,good fortune divine intervention or whatever but one thing for sure, this "serendipity" will surely give you a lasting good feeling.

If you guys can still recall this post of mine, a couple of days ago about how my Marvell was asking me about the word "masturbate" he claimed that he read it from one of the novels from my all time favorite author Paulo Coelho?

This morning, when I checked my blog, I was so very surprised and could not believe it that Paulo Coelho left two comments in my blog in relation to that post and he kindly said that he would twit about my post and that I would be receiving many many suggestion and true enough, my unique visitor on the 18th of August 2011 shot up by leaps and bounds . (about 7000 unique hits on 18th of August)

I am so happy not because my traffic shot to an all time high but it was purely because I have my ALL TIME favorite author coming to my blog and took his time telling me this "I just posted this page on Twitter,you may eventually get a lot of suggestions,warm regards, Paulo Coelho"

I was kind of dampened when I shared with a few friends and my lovely wife about my joy, incredulously, they all told me, it could be just another "bogus"Paulo Coelho.

Anyway, the fact that the name Paulo Coelho appeared in my blog, that's suffice,regardless genuine or bogus.

May be Paulo Coelho will never know that his little gesture of twittering about my blog of someone as nobody as I am and that someone is from thousands miles away could really feel like as if I am the king.

Thank you Paulo for giving me a wonderful Friday and I will always always remember a chapter in your book,"Like the flowing river" and that chapter "God's signs, keep believing even if you don't see it.

P/S : It is good to feel good sometimes

17 comments:

  1. He came to my blog too when i wrote about The Witch of Portabello. He twit about it and suddenly my traffic shoot up so hit. terkejut

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  2. No, it's him all right. He does that when people blog about him... My daughter reads his books too, has a lot of them in her collection. I know some other writers do that too...

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  3. wow Paulo Coelho came by your blog? cool.
    congrats bro.

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  4. wow..congratulations! i remember him going to small kucing's post too one time! hahaha... so must start to blog about him.. hahaha...

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  5. @ claire, I was thinking exactly that! Haha. Its a good thing. I think they have a way of picking up blog posts that mentions them and then coming by to comment is a fantastic personal touch.

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  6. wow! i know that feeling. it's not about the achievement, it's the contentment of being recognised by someone we adore or look up upon. keep it up, papa eugene! this post motivates me to keep writing :D

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  7. I didnt know that Twitter can be so POWERFUL!!!!

    TGIF!

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  8. wow, very very nice bro! :)

    Can i write about him too soon? :P

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  9. I can imagine how happy you are. Wiah you have a nice weekend.

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  10. Wah Paulo Coelho comment in your post, yuppie...

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  11. I read about this similar experience in smallkucing's blog too. You surely must have "floated" to cloud 9, eh? :)

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  12. No, no... it is Uncle Paulo...he always visit ppl who reviewed his books wan. Not only Uncle Paulo visit ppl's blog when ppl review his books, but a lot of authors oso very friendly and do that too. Very kind author... like me lah. *perasan*

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  13. wow, that's great! congrats!

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  14. Paulo Coelho is my favorite author too. I got quite a number of book from him. Even a present gift http://bit.ly/dqjKOQ from my friend... His book is quite amazing and touching. I have yet reading "Veronica decided to die." will look into this book later.. =)

    I'm proud of you that Paulo Coelho dropped comment on your blog. Well done keep it up.. =)

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  15. Congratulations, Eugene! I know the good feeling. Indeed he tweeted. Here's the tweet:

    "As for bit.ly/nygWML : my former UK editor was the only one to ask me to cut the masturbation scene. I did not cut, of course"
    18 Aug

    I hope the spike in traffic did good for your ads (Adsense and Nuffnang). A few good suggestions from the commenters too.

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