I just finished the book #neverwhere by @neilhimself and I find it's on Radio 4 soon http://t.co/wcfcarhsYB #fb@neilhimself is Neil Gaiman, the author of the book, and he retweeted my tweet. I was quite excited about it. My children found my excitement amusing, to which I would respond "1.9 million followers!", (that's how many Neil has, not me). I would freely acknowledge that not all of them saw it. 10 other people further retweeted it, 21 people favourited it and I got three new followers. A few people replied to me too. I didn't dare admit it was the first book of his that I'd read (apart from Small Gods which he jointly wrote with Sir Terry Pratchett).
— Paul Morriss (@paulmorriss) December 20, 2013
Before we visited family after Christmas one of my children said that I was bound to bring it up when we saw our relatives, but I promised that I wouldn't bring it up, but I would talk about it if someone else did bring it up. Sure enough, one of the children did bring it up, so I was able to boast again about the day that Neil Gaiman retweeted me.
I never did listen to that radio play.
In other Neil news, he's taking a social media sabbatical. I wonder if I can get Stephen Fry to retweet one of my tweets (6.5M followers!)...