November 2, 2008

Announcing - Social Media A-Go-Go Contest!

As many of you know, I like to entertain member questions from time to time, either on the blog or via podcast. Mostly, it allows me to talk to my "readership" (which consists of mostly Chuck, Roger, and fellow Junk Fewd collaborator Andy procrastinating in his cubicle.) But since I'm planning on doing another similarly themed podcast for Thanksgiving weekend - and I have some cool schwag to give away - I thought, how about having a contest?.

But this isn't just another lame blog contest, oh no...since I work (and play) in a variety of social media, I thought, "Why not make it a challenge and invite all of my online friends to participate?" Or at the very least, encourage lurkers to move forward and start some interesting conversations. So, here's the contest in a nutshell:
  • You, the reader, get to ask me a question - any question. Nothing is off limits. If you can say it out loud, you can ask.
  • The challenge is - no e-mail. If you want to ask me a question, you do so via the social networks I participate in most frequently - comments for this blog, a post on your own blog (with a link to this particular post), Twitter (via direct message or #blogthispal), message or write on my Facebook wall, have a note forwarded via LinkedIn, or via MySpace (which I rarely use now, but hey, it's there)
  • Questions will be judged on originality, and will be used in a podcast which will be recorded - and released - Thanksgiving weekend.
Prizes include:
And, now, some rules:
  • You must be over 18 years of age to participate, and yes, I will ask for ID. Since I worked on tobacco and alcohol access for youth, I am able to tell a fake ID from a legitimate one.
  • Employees of the place where I freelance and fellow Junk Fewd contributors are not eligible for prizes, although you're more than welcome to submit questions and/or socially bookmark this post.
  • Clarification for Junk Fewder Andy - submitting a question does not mean either approaching my cubicle and/or shouting it across the office.
  • If you belong to more than one social network, choose one to submit - so, for example, Roger is a Facebook pal and is also on Twitter. He can do Facebook or Twitter, but not both. (I won't, however, judge best Facebook question vs. best Twitter question - it's about the asking).
  • One entry per person. (And I will follow up to get delivery information, so please don't worry about submitting your address with the submission)
  • Deadline for question submissions is Wednesday, November 26th, at 4:30 pm CST (yes, it's been extended).
  • By submitting an entry, you are consenting to having it being read, recorded, and included in a podcast
So if you're interest in learning more about me, you're a pal who has some burning thoughts, or your someone with too much time on your hands - please feel free to enter and help make social media more fun!

5 comments:

Ron Fortier said...

Okay, I'm totally up for this, Gordon. And I'm going to throw you
a fast ball right over the plate.
Here's what I'd like to know.
WHAT WAS THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE THUS FAR? No jokes or throw away flippant response. I want that one moment, that when you are giving up your last breath in this life, you'll recall and smile.
Good luck.

Russ! said...

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Brant W. Fowler said...

I'll play. I've been trying to think of something quirky, and I just haven't come up with something that really stands out, but here goes anyway:

If the Blue Meanie and Fat Momma were to form a crimefighting duo, who would their greatest nemesis be and what would be his/her powers?

Roger Owen Green said...

OK, "Deadline for question submissions is Friday, November 24th, at 4:30 pm CST."

For what year? In 2008, November 24 is on a Monday. November 21 and 28 are Fridays. Was that a test to see if we were paying attention?

Roger Owen Green said...

Anyway, my blogpost today is JUST FOR YOU! http://rogerowengreen.blogspot.com/2008/11/post-for-gordon.html