I love twitter. I was a little slow to get into it, but then one day I tweeted that I was headed to a Duran Duran concert (alone). About 10 minutes later I had plans to meet up with a friend headed to the same concert. I was sold.
Not all of my friends are as convinced as I am. They say twitter is boring... navel gazing for short attention span bloggers... a waste of time.
I'm trying to convince them otherwise. And one way I thought of to demonstrate the reach of twitter and the usefulness of this kind of social networking is to try to harness twitter to promote my auctions for The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Those of you who've read my blog for awhile and have followed and supported my auctions know I always try to have a theme... no matter how tenuous. ;) So my next batch of auctions is going to be centered on twitter and celebs (and their fans) who are active on twitter.
Here's how you can help:
1) Follow lisawalkscom on twitter.
I've set up this walk-centered twitter account to try to separate my Avon Walk related updates from my personal tweeting. I'm hoping that having an account devoted to my fundraising efforts will help me get on the radar of folks looking to support charity. You can find the account here: https://www.twitter.com/lisawalkscom
2) Tell your followers on twitter about lisawalkscom and ask *them* to follow, too
Whether you re-tweet one of my updates about posted teddy bear photos or this blog or just mention what I'm trying to do, if you help get my name out there, more people will follow and learn about the auctions and (hopefully) bid!
3) Think about who your friends are interested in... and get ready to re-tweet!
When I post the auctions, I'll tweet separately for each auction so it's easy to re-tweet the auctions which interest you (and your friends) most.
Who's coming up in this batch? (and why?)
Note: If you see someone on the PTB 2009 page who you know is particularly active on twitter and/or you're willing to help get the word out to their fans on twitter, let me now and I'll add them to the batch! (unless they or their show are Emmy nominated this year... that's the NEXT batch! ;))
|Josh Groban (@joshgroban)
Thanks to Kelly for responding to the note above and telling me about Josh Groban's twitter! I've added him to this batch of auctions. :)
SO, that's what's going on and how I'm hoping you can help! And, for anybody who got through this whole post... you'll be happy that after this, the discussion will move to twitter... where I've only got 140 characters a pop. ;)