Today has Awesomesauce spread all over it!
First, I found out I had made it onto the Klout Top 100 list for the UK.
Hubby returned from the local shop, I turned to page 19 and sure enough...
The following two vids have only been watched by a few hundred people. Enjoy a little dash of Stephen Fry while we wait for him to return to Twitter.
Being A Good Friend:
How To Live Up To Your Responsibilities
Poetry Against Cancer is a collection of poetry from writers around the world; all the money raised from the book goes to St John's Ward at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, the Haemotology and Oncology ward.
The Academy Agreed
The Shorty Awards are over, and The Academy agreed with your votes. I finished third!
There were 250,000 competitors. Only 78 made it into the top 3.
This is a huge accomplishment. How amazing are my followers that they could vote me into the final with legends like Neil Gaiman, and ahead of JK Rowling? Pretty bloody amazing! There is no way on earth I could have done this without you. Not a chance.
It needs to be put into perspective - because you need to realise how much you should be patting yourselves on the back for this. Look at the stats above. Can you believe you did that? What an amazing group of people. I'm not even a published author! Not even Britney Spears made it into the top three.
These are the most prestigious awards for micro-blogging and I feel very honoured to be placed. There was a big awards ceremony in New York (footage two posts down) and huge brands were fighting to be finalists, as the page detailing finalists remains up all year. It is good marketing. This was not an easy contest. Wall Street Journal live tweeted it from the ceremony for goodness sake!
Please accept my thanks for all you did. I may not have the greatest number of followers but I believe they are some of the most determined and supportive there are and, yet again, you have proved me right. Don't know how I got so lucky.
Watch The Shorty Awards 2010 Here!
The Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations on Twitter. These unique awards are for the Twitter community, by the Twitter community. The awards will be streamed live from the TheTimesCenter in Times Square, New York City on March 3, 2010 at 7pm. - from The Shorty Awards team.
It hasn't quite sunk in that I'm a finalist in this. Neil Gaiman once again said he wants me to win the Literature category award - highly unlikely to happen but really sweet of him to back me - and the press is buzzing about the awards. My name even appeared in a Wall Street Journal online publication!! Craziness. Well, anyhow, I'll be watching from the comfort of my sofa tonight on the live stream below. Hope you can join me. What's 7pm in English money? Midnight or 1am isn't it? Sheesh. Will have cocoa too. :)
See you then. Wear tiaras.