When I became active on Twitter in October 2012, after attending She’s Connected, I was thrilled when I hit 100 followers. When Maple Leaf began following me, the first “Brand”, I was over the moon. Each follower afterwards always gave me a thrill. But it seems that big, round numbers affect us more for some reason – 50, 100, 500. We seem to place more stock in those numbers as being momentous.
It’s been a fun journey, and I have met many wonderful people along the way (individuals, brands, and brand ambassadors). Wise, kind, supportive, and funny people who I would not have been able to meet unless I’d been “wasting time” on Twitter. Many of whom, if I don’t get the chance to connect with in a week, I feel like something is missing. Just like with “in real life” friends.
Earlier this week, I was checking on the Twitterverse and happened to note the number of Followers I had (okay – I tend to check that number every day.) 906. Neat. Then it struck me. 906! What the hey! That’s a lot of people. Then it slowly sunk in…. I’m going to have a thousand followers soon. One thousand! How’d that happen? Who am I to have that many followers and what the heck do I say each day that keeps them hanging around? Perhaps I should figure those answers out, because I love connecting with so many people throughout Canada, the USA, and other parts of the world.
I’m excited to watch that number roll over to one thousand. Very excited actually. So excited that I want to celebrate. Who better to celebrate with than the people who listen to my ramblings each day and visit me on this website?! And what better way to celebrate than to have a giveaway… hopefully at least one giveaway for each 100 followers, for a total of TEN GIVEAWAYS.
So what’s the glitch? I don’t have anything to give away, nor the budgeted funds this close to the holidays to obtain any greatness. Which means I need to beg some of those great Brands following me, and the ones I follow, and the ones that I am yet to connect with, to help bring their wares to the party.
Who’s on my alphabetical wish list?
[If there is a link to their website, that means the Brand has reached out to participate. Thank you!!]
The companies that I already love in my every day life:
- Always (P&G)
- Burnbrae Farms
- Chapters Indigo
- Maple Leaf
- Penguin Books
- Random House
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Tim Hortons
And the ones that I wish could be in my every day life, or there more often:
- Best Buy
- Clarisonic (Mia, Mia2, Opal)
- Future Shop
Who is on your wish list for the giveaway? Tell me in the comments and on Twitter. Maybe together we can get some Brand Love to the 1K Celebration!
Here is an ever-growing list of the fan-suggested brands (in order of shout outs). People are very passionate about their Brand Love!
- Udderly Smooth
- CheeCha Puffs
- Purdys Chocolate
- Crofter’s Organics