Recently, I was honored to receive my first fan letter.
Okay, it wasn't technically a "letter." It was an e-mail. Secondly, it was from someone who, as far as I am aware, I don't personally know, either in real life or online. This was very exciting.
My fan's name is Kerri. Hi, Kerri. Thanks so much for the letter!
The first paragraph of the letter was very complimentary. She referenced specific posts and used words like "brilliant" and "classic." I reread this paragraph many times.
The letter continued to mention that my fan works at a parenting website, and she wanted to share some links with me. She said, "If you happen to mention them on your blog, I wouldn't mind." Some of you may be thinking, "Deb, this isn't a fan. This is someone trying to get free advertising." I thought the same thing, but consider the evidence:
1. She says, in the letter that she's not looking for free advertising. What further proof do you need?
2. I don't care.
Really, I don't care if she wrote me a letter to get me to post links to the website she works for. She likes my blog, or at least read it enough to know the titles of some of my archived posts. It's satisfying enough for me to imagine that there are Folksy Musin's fans all over the land, doin' the best they can, to try and make a stand. My imagination often sounds like a Bon Jovi-esque power anthem.
The real question for me, though, was, should I post the links? Am I someone who can be bought so easily?
Yes. Here they are, and I can tell you this is a charming website for anyone with kids, or anyone who is expecting, or anyone who just likes to look at pictures of adorable babies. Enjoy.