I’m not one to give up easily.
If I can’t do something right away, I try and try again.
Sure, there is a point where I realize it’s not going to happen and I’ll move on.
But I’m not to that point yet.
Of course, I’m talking about trending on Twitter.
So far, I’m 0-3. #travisbernham (someone who I played golf with on Thursday), #haleymoore (one of my friends I saw on Friday) and #anasgoingaway (for Ana Anthony’s going away party) didn’t quite gain the exposure I was hoping for. Each one was picked up by at least one of my followers, but that was where it stopped.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday night each had a failed attempt to trend.
So I started to re-think my philosophy. And I think I have a new idea.
Let me first start by explaining what I’m talking about.
According to Wikipedia, “trending” is:
A word, phrase or topic that is tagged at a greater rate than other tags is said to be a trending topic. Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about one specific topic.These topics help Twitter and their users to understand what is happening in the world.
Here’s my idea: We are going to trend the Regatta 2012.
I know we won’t be trending on a world-wide level. To think we could would be a little crazy. But in this part of the state, I think we could make it happen. The Regatta is one specific topic that everyone will be talking about.
It will be easy, all tweets about the Regatta can use the #regatta2012. That way, we can see what people are talking about during the weekend of events.
Once the weekend is over — or perhaps even during the weekend — I will take some of the best tweets and publish them in this blog.
That way, the entire town can relieve one of the summer highlights for months to come.
Having both my own account (aaronthagen) and access to the Daily Globe (dglobe), I will begin my #regatta2012 tweets today.
For the rest of you, happy trending!