McGoldrick, Meaghan. Personal Interview. 13 Nov 2014.

This interview was actually held with a personal friend whose blog went viral earlier this year, to the point that multiple posts have been picked up by The Huffington Post. She’s seen her blog go from her own personal network to tens of thousands. I wanted to speak with her to get the perspective of someone who isn’t necessarily “famous,” but saw a post go viral and catch fire based solely on content. She was not using search engine optimization or any analytics, she just wrote a moving piece that was shared completely by word of mouth (and word of social media). People were attracted by her writing alone, and not any particular advertising tricks. I wanted to talk to her about how that experience was and the things she went through during those times, as well as if it had any lasting effects that still impact her today.