Top 50 Tweeples contest – Who’s NOT talking about it?

The brand new Top 50 Tweeples logo (Thanks @PCfirestorm)
The brand new Top 50 Tweeples logo (Thanks @PCfirestorm)

Hey tworld. YOU are making amazing things happen. That’s right Mashable, Chris Brogan, Warren WhitlockMicroblink and Pitchengine are just a few super cool tweeps talking about the Top 50 Tweeples contest. (Not to mention all of the great promotion sent out by each of you.)  


It begs me to ask the question, who are some other cool tweeps NOT talking about it? Reach out to your networks today, right now, and get them voting. We could make Twitter history! Well, maybe that’s a little presumptious, but heck, I’m up for it if you are.


I’ll go first. Hey Peter Shankman. You’re a big dog. Are you talking about the Top 50 Tweeples contest? Your tweeples are certainly voting for you. Want to help us out? (I have much love for Peter Shankman, by the way. And if he ever called me out on something I think I would die.)

NOTE: Since the original post, Mr. Peter “HARO” Shankman sent out a request to his network. Woooohooo! Pretty darn cool…the power of annoyance. 🙂 THANK YOU! 

As of today, day 5, we’ve had more than 700 tweeples submitted. With one week left, great things are upon us. Thank you for making this so much FUN!


To make it even easier, copy and paste text below and RT (retweet) away: Pls RT: did YOU tell anyone about the Top 50 Tweeples to follow contest today? (voting ends oct 7)

If you use Twitter, read this. “Of the tweeples, by the tweeples…”

Okay small, but mighty (and growing) network. I did something crazy today…

I launched the Unofficial Top 50 Tweeples to FOLLOW Guide contest (i.e. the who’s who of Twitter 2008).

Why? I jokingly added the tag line “Of the tweeples, by the tweeples.”  But, it’s no joke. I mean it.  I wanted to create something that the people who actually “tweet” own. A chance to test our voice. While the idea of a Top 50 guide is all in good fun, I am going to compile the results  and share with the entire tworld (or at least those following me and those who decide to retweet). Will anyone be laughing? Or…will the results be treated as a credible source? Warren Whitlock is already blogging about the contest, Do you follow the most popular tweeple? That’s got to mean something!

I don’t know the answers to the above questions, but I do know that we need to keep people voting until the survey closes on October 7 at 1:00 p.m. CST with recipients announced on October 8 at 9:00 a.m. CST.  The more votes, perhaps the more credibility. We won’t know until it’s over.

Voting is underway! The UNOFFICIAL Top 50 Tweeples to FOLLOW contest  (pls RT!) #twittop50

Tip of the week #2

The power of #hashtags (i.e. hash tags) on Twitter… So, it’s no surprise to my little virtual world that I’m home sick. What do I do to relax? Create social networks and blog, of course. This morning, not being able to sleep I noticed that two tweets came through talking about an evacuation at JFK airport (from people actually at JFK). Remembering that I belong to Twitter I “retweeted” (or repeated a tweet) with #jfkevac in the message.

Not ten minutes later people were sharing messages and updates (even before major media outlets–seriously check out the blog which resulted shortly after posting) including  the #jfkevac hash tag in their messages. See what ensued – #jfkevac.

Okay, you do have to use Twitter for the hash tag feature to work. (It’s important to know.) Once you do, you’ll find many ways to make the function work for you. A few suggestions:

  • Taking notes at a conference via Twitter (Ask everyone around you to do the same thing and then you’ll all have access to ALL notes)
  • Promoting major events on Twitter (i.e. conference, meeting, etc…)
  • Tracking a message (see how far of reach you’re getting)
  • Communicating during national and natural disasters (which is how the hash tag function began)
  • Promoting a favorite (i.e. Web site, musician, writer, etc…)

IMPORTANT NOTE: You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

If you have other uses for hash tags, include them in the comment section for all readers to enjoy.

Connecting so fast I freaked!

In the spirit of my need for speed, my newest post…  As I’m building relationships on social networks, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting (or tweeting) various experts.  I put a request out into the universe and it’s answered by those well qualified to do so.  For instance, just tonight I was struggling on what to do with my blog (as I’m a relative newbie). Instead of pulling out my hair strand by strand (which is actually very painful), I submitted a request to my Twitter family (i.e. twamily) asking for help.  Within three minutes I had three responses. No lie. Within 10 minutes, I connected with two people who offered me good advice and provided me with tools to make changes (hence the new look – which no one may notice since this is a new blog).

My experience tonight is exactly what I want you to experience when you connect with me. (I also want you to shamelessly talk about your experience all over the blogosphere).

With that, I’m going to sleep………………..right……………………now.

From tweet to chat

If you haven’t figured it out by now, my goal is to keep all of my postings “short and sweet.” Your time is valuable, my time is valuable…so let’s make the most of it. Agreed? Good.

I had my first official 1:1 tweet up this morning with @deremiah_CPE and it was awesome. Ideas were flowing, creativity busting at the seams…all at the local IHOP. We connected per chance via Twitter, discovered we had a lot in common and live only 15 minutes from one another. 

During our inspirational breakfast we discovered ways to connect the other with a wider circle of influence. So, in my mission to connect good people with other good people, check out Deremiah.

Now that I’ve connected with Deremiah, I want to meet you, too.

Hit me up via any social network, next time you’re in the Chicago area…or if you never come to Chicago, contact me via Skype (prsarahelizabeth). If you are an engaging conversationalist, care about leaving the world a better place AND have good stuff to share, then I’ll blog about it for all my network to enjoy.

Even better, contact me now

Social media tip of the week (you don’t want to miss this!)

NOTE TO READER: If you are advanced social media user, you may find this post irrelevant. However, you can post tips and tricks in the comments section to help our social media family grow!

Use the note function on Facebook. Don’t know what/where it is? Let me know and I’ll walk you through. Your friends can subscribe to your notes AND you can even TAG them in notes (to make sure they take notice). What’s the point? It keeps your information in front of the reader without them having to do a lot of work.

I’ve encouraged my friends to subscribe to my notes for things like job openings, media requests, fun facts, etc… That way they AUTOMATICALLY see my “notes feed” everytime they check their RSS feeds–even if they’re not signed into Facebook.

Still confused? Let me know! Send me an email right now:

6 things, 6 tags (Chain Letter ’08)

Thanks @popdaddy for tagging me. This is my first official e-chain request. So, here goes…

Six Interesting Things about Me

1. I’m destined to live in the shadow of celebrity names. My maiden name was Parker (i.e. Sarah Jessica Parker-fashionista/actress) and my married name is Evans (i.e. Sara Evans-country singer)

2. I was involved in musical theater all of my pre-adult life (Yes, Waiting for Guffman is an accurate portrayal)

3. A re-occurring Saturday Night Live skit could be written about my mom and Grandma…Funny, eccentric Italian ladies on a mission to feed the world

4. I used to name the cows my dad raises, until one night over steak he told me I was eating “Pharris.” True story.

5. I’m obsessed with anything Audrey Hepburn (My husband even wore a white tux at our wedding to resemble David from “Sabrina”).

6. I love animals. If I ever win the lottery (which I guess I have to play first) I’m buying a ton of land and rescuing them all!

Tag, You’re It

@dr4ward (Thanks for helping me out with the Twitter Handbook!)
@skydiver Just because I LOVE Help a Reporter Out!
@ijeanes Recruitment consultant of the future and just because you seem fun! @tawnypress VP of design and development for eLearning PLUS you friended me on Facebook!

@jaimieH I like what you do and both my grandma and brother-in-law have diabetes
@sharonMcP Social media diva and you sent me great Twools (Twitter tools) just for following you!

Official Rules
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.