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I found this guide on Twitter (heh) and wanted to share it with any marketing & PR peeps and tweeps. Hope this helps as you plan your social media strategy.
Twitter strategies for PR and marketing guide from immediate future.
I found this neat style analyzer from one of my Twitter pals. Visit www.typealyzer.com and enter your blog. It analyzes your writing style and gives you a quick report. Here is my style:
ISTP – The Mechanics
Want to create your own Twitter mosaic? http://walterhiggins.net/projects/follower_mosaic.pl
Every year we try to give back to the community in various ways. This year we donated lots of clothes and houseware items to a local shelter and stuffed animals to the Sheriff’s office for the domestic unit. We made cookies for local firefighters and stopped by to say thank you. I like to show my girls that giving is an important part of the holidays and in general.
We had an exercise bike that my father in law gave us years ago. We haven’t used it in awhile so we figured we would get rid of it. Rather than take it to the dump, I figured someone else would enjoy it. I discovered freecycle.org and signed up for the local chapter. I asked some Twitter friends if they have used it and many responded back that they did and it was a great experience. So I posted our bike earlier this week. The next morning I had about 10 replies! I gave the bike to a woman for her husband who is legally blind. He has a home gym with weights and wanted an addition to his room. She and her son picked it up the next day and it was a surprise for her husband. It felt so good and they were so thankful! It was a good start to the new year.
Check out freecycle.org and sign up and watch the message board to see what it’s all about.
I have been telling friends about it every day. One friend’s neighbor was able to unload a used chain link fence to a farmer through Freecycle! Someone else gave away a large laundry detergent since they had a reaction to it. Items that you wouldn’t think someone would want might be valuable to someone else. Plus it keeps these items out of the dump and that’s better for us all.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
As the holidays approach, I was stuck trying to think of teacher gift ideas for my girls’ kindergarten and daycare teachers.
So I turned to my good friends on Twitter. I love having a sounding board for ideas be it marketing related or for holiday gift ideas. Feedback so far – candy/food, scarf/hat, handmade items from child like jewelry or card.
Last year I got Target gift cards so they could either buy for themselves or for the classroom.
Once idea I like from the web sites below is a gift basket filled with school supplies/books for the class. There is also an appreciative wall poster about teaching that a teacher can put on the wall in the classroom.
I guess the underlying message is that teachers like being appreciated and we can show them through our children’s eyes in simple, inexpensive ways.
I checked Google search as well and found a neat ecofriendly gift site as my daughter’s kindergarten teacher is very earth friendly.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers and Caregivers
Teacher Gift Ideas for Preschoolers
Celebrate Teachers with Thoughtful Gifts
Teacher Gifts: The Official Holiday Shopping Thread for teacher gifts!http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5888340
As we approach Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things. My health, family, friends and freedom. Here is a neat Thanksgiving (Tweetsgiving!) charity started on Twitter to raise money for a classroom in Tanzania in the next 48 hours. Give up a latte for a day and help needy kids get an education.
After you do a good deed, whether it be telling someone you care about them or donating to a charity, or an act of kindness, check out Network Solutions’ Black Friday shopping widget to track all of the post-Thanksgiving sales. If you are brave enough to face the crowds, you will need this! I choose to stay home with family and shop online!