Breadcrumb Trails

alongthewayI don’t think I’m alone in being someone who clicks on something interesting, in my case usually a book that looks interesting, then I see something else interesting in the new place, click again, and end up following a breadcrumb trail of interesting things to finally find something good.

The other day I did this and found a really cool gift for a friend. It wasn’t her birthday or anything, I just followed along until I arrived at a destination where there was something I knew she’d love.

I’ve also found three new books in the last week or so doing this. A book looks interesting, but then I see another recommended book near it, click that and so on until I find something great. I have picked up a really nasty flu bug and the last three days I’ve been feeling very sorry for myself, not writing and reading a lot, and these books are not ones I’ve heard about or seen advertised, if feels like they are special finds, and they have all be terrific.

Do you do this, too, and what great surprises have you found along the way? Isn’t it fun how the internet has created this new way of finding things?

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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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5 Responses to Breadcrumb Trails

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi Michelle,

    I love doing that too! It’s a delight to find hidden gems tucked away in corners of the Internet.

    Hope you are feeling better now!

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Hi Michelle, yes, I do that. Especially on Etsy. I love Etsy! Or sometimes videos on YouTube. I know I do this when I should be working, but I think our brain needs a break sometime.

    Feel better soon!

    • It was on Etsy that I found that gift I spoke about in my blog, Edie šŸ™‚ I don’t go there often, and maybe that’s a good thing, LOL.

      Thanks for the well-wishes.
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  3. Amy R says:

    I hope you are feeling better now, Michelle! I do get a little sidetracked when I am researching something online. What I find interesting about following those breadcrumbs is that the things you looked at on Amazon also show up on your sidebar on Facebook. There is no getting away from them! My kids use my account a lot and I noticed kid Halloween costumes and pink clarinets were showing up and sure enough in my Amazon search history, that is what we found. I need to lock that down I think. Anyway, back to your point, I tend to be more click-happy with articles I find online. I click on one a friend has shared on Facebook and then another one and then before I know it, I am reading about things that were not at all close to what I originally clicked on!

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