Monday, February 20, 2012

The power of TWITTER

Hello, hello! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was uneventful, but good! 

So, lately I've been annoyed with Twitter and all the online social drama, it's not enough to keep me away from it, but because of these feelings, I was so relieved to have something GOOD happen as a direct result of Twitter. My faith in the blogging and online world is always restored at the most unexpected of moments.

You know the new Jason Wu line of clothing at Target? Fellow blogger and Twitter addict, Tara from Fabulous but Evil was desperate to find the cat tee. You know, the one from the commercial? So cute, right? Well, she couldn't find it anywhere in Houston, so she took to Twitter and sent out one final plea that got me...


All weekend I noticed her tweets where she was lamenting on how she couldn't find this t-shirt, and I think the fact that she couldn't find it just made her want it MORE. We all know how that feels!! Simple econ, right? Supply and demand...

So, Sunday night when she tweeted the link to the shirt, I clicked it, put in my zip code - the entire time thinking I'm not going to find it, but I'm going to feel guilty if I don't even looooook!

Well, what do you know, her exact size was in limited stock at the Target just down the street from me. It's a little Target, no grocery, and it's been there years and years so I was shocked they had it!

I tweeted her back and said it was there and I would go and pick it up in the morning! Don't you just loooove making someone else happy? I do!

Anyway, it really got me thinking about the power of Twitter and these other social networking sites. Sure, they're entertaining, but they also provide a HUGE audience from across the world to spread what you're passionate about, to learn from or.... to fulfill some fashion dreams. The sky's the limit!

Tara, your shirt will be in the mail soon. I'm so glad you finally get it! :)

What have you wanted so bad, but you just couldn't get your hands on? What was it? Did your wish ever get fulfilled? 

13 comments:

Erica said...

So sweet of you, I also love when I know I've made someone unexpectedly happy. I bet she'll pay it forward for sure. I haven't been on Twitter for a few weeks, and I really don't miss it. I go in phases with it... I miss SOME of the people but that's about it!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am so out of touch, I did not know Target had a new designer line in - nor have I ever heard of Jason Wu! I am so not hip.

I can't think of anything I have wanted and could not get... I think that is awesome that you did this for this girl.

I get annoyed with social media at times, but for the most part I really like the exchanges I have on twitter. I think i am oblivious to the drama (or try to be). I think if I really started to notice alot of drama, I'd terminate my twitter account because I just do NOT like drama!!!

Becky said...

That is awesome of you! (And that shirt is adorable).

tara said...

YOU are amazing!!!! :) i cant thank you enough for even being willing to put in your zip code on target.com! <3

MK said...

This post doesn't surprise me ... you are sooo freaking sweet! Doesn't it feel so good to make someone's day?

Taylor said...

That is awesome!! I haven't ever not found something eventually but yesterday I scored one of those fancy cheese graters you see at Olive Garden for $4.50 at Pier 1. I had a fellow bloggee say how she wanted one. I told her where I got it and that if she didn't have a Pier 1 or her store didn't have any on clearance that I'd be glad to get her one. I love Paying it Forward!! :)

Lesli said...

I wanted that Jason Wu t-shirt too, but of course in Minneapolis those shirts were all sold out. Sad day! You did a good deed and good karma for you. See you next week!
xoxo

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Aw how nice of you!

I LOVE Twitter but sometimes people start to annoy me and I have to step back from it for a weekend or so :)

Stephany said...

I know what you mean about Twitter, I've taken a step back from it lately because of things that have happened. But I also love the power of Twitter (and #twookcluB!!) so I could never step away for good, or even for a long stretch of time.

You are the sweetest to find that shirt to send! :) Acts of kindness like that just lift my spirits, to know that there are people like YOU out in this world.

Miss Oakley @ Observations by Miss Oakley said...

That's it...I'm now going to post my shopping list on Twitter.

Jewely Bug said...

Twitter and the Blogosphere can be so awesome! I think it's sweet that you are doing this for Tara. :)

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

That is awesome that you did that! And that the internet has the power to reach out like that!

Mrs Xenos said...

Hey there fabulous lady! I'm a new follower and came across your blog via Tara's link with regard to the kitty tee. Just wanted to drop you a line to say THANK YOU for reminding all of us gals that there is still woman to woman camaraderie out there!

Girl power. :)

~Anne
www.newlyyeverythingg.blogspot.com