Saturday, December 1, 2012

10,000 Twitter followers

Ten thousand followers on Twitter.  I reached that milestone today.

There's a footnote to the story:  Its a combination of followers from two accounts (@kencarr which has 2,717 followers and @whatsuptucson which has 7,289 followers).  But, they're both mine so I added them together for a total as of this writing of 10,006.

I remember when I first signed up for Twitter in 2008.  I was teased by my co-workers at Journal.  They thought it was amusing that I was so excited.  I really thought it had a good shot of taking off.  I was on Twitter before anyone ever reached a million followers (that honor went to Ashton Kutcher).  It turned out my hunch was right and Twitter is a huge communications platform these days.

I am proud to say that I have more followers than most people working in local Tucson media.  And, when you combine my two Twitter accounts I have more followers than any local media outlet (TV, newspaper, or radio station) and @whatsuptucson has more followers than 2 of the 3 local TV news departments.  That's why I consider it an accomplishment.  Especially since I'm no longer an on-air personality anymore.

If you are kind enough to follow me on Twitter, thank you.  Due to your generosity, I've reached a goal that has been years in the making.