Famous used to mean red carpet elite Hollywood, dazzling lights, and popular out of reach stars viewed at a distance on the big screen. Now, any type of person from any size area can reach out to anywhere from a 5-inch smart phone screen and become famous:
Because of timing more than talent
By being authentic rather than acting
Based on ingenuity more than income
We surf in a world where an amateur video of a silly dance, a biting baby, or a prancing pony on a cliff gets tossed around Facebook, tweeted, and talked about on blogs. One person’s influential is another’s insignificant. Both have a place.
For writers, it’s platform savvy that makes you famous and attracts an audience before you reach publishing success. Pen enough titles, and algorithms rather than advertising can appoint you celebrity status on the web.