President Obama visited Woodbine recently so I sent him a postcard.
Twitter on my phone buzzes every time I get a notification.
I’m not a celebrity, so that’s only been a problem once in my life. And it was when this story was published on Medium.
For one whole day, my phone wouldn’t stop. People were sharing the story…my story.
I turned my phone to Do Not Disturb. And then I checked my email and it was just loaded up with Medium notifications. People commenting or recommending it. I had to turn that off, too.
I was impressed when that story got 500 views. Then it jumped to 4,000 and I was texting people about it. But it kept going. Over 13,000 on one day. Then 7,000 the next. I know that’s not a lot for some bloggers, but for me it’s huge.
The thing is, I had published stuff on Medium before. The most views I had gotten before was maybe 30 or 40.
So what made it different this time?
Wondering where Woodbine is?
That’s why I made this map. It has all my favorite local, Nashville places on it mentioned in the book.
***even if you don’t live near #nashville, this is 40 pages about living, and you’re doing that so…***
When I first moved back to Nashville in 2010, our realtor took us to a few parts of town.
One was okay, it was just kinda pricey. Another one was where all the cool kids lived, and I just got the heebie-jeebies over there.
Everything was “up and coming.” Everything was named one of the “coolest” places in town. I got tired of it. The showmanship. The cool factor. The trendiness. I just wanted a place in town with normal people. Working people. People that weren’t constantly on the go or trying to impress their neighbors. I had to do my own search.