Local Resolutions Part 2 of 29
This is the second in a series of 29 ways to help your local community online in 2010. If you missed it, you may wish to read the introductory post.
In this post, I suggest that creating online awards, however trivial or lighthearted, for your local community is a great way to help others without leaving the comfort of your keyboard. (Part 1 was on helping within Yahoo Answers.)
Giving out awards is a great way to give attention to people and organizations who deserve the recognition. That’s why creating your own awards online is resolution No. 2 in this series.
Thanks to the Internet, creating awards doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t even have to print out certificates (unless you want to, which would be really cool). In fact, your awards don’t even have to mean a whole lot. The purpose is not to definitively crown someone the best at something; it is to let others know about someone or something terrific.
When it comes to awards online, you can choose the winners yourself or put it up to a vote.
I’m using this blog post as an example. In this case, I’m putting it up to a vote. For each category below, there can be only one winner, but within the nominees is there someone cool you’re not yet following? Doesn’t that awareness make everyone a winner? (Group hug)
I don’t think the idea needs to be explained in any more detail. Just come up with awards. Think of it as #FollowFriday on steroids, a chance to give a shout-out to someone and explain in a little bit of detail what they do that’s so great.
OK, let’s get on with it. I present you with your opportunity to vote in the first ever edition of the Lancaster Area…
Desert Island Tweeps
Imagine you’re stranded on a desert island, and because Zeus has smiled on you, he has given you a magic box that receives tweets.
In that highly probable situation, who would you choose to follow if you could only follow one person from each of the 11 categories below?
Voting ends January 31, when this blog series does. Winners get stickers. And, of course, kind words from me on this blog about why I think they won.
[Note: The order of contestants/nominees/victims is randomized every time this page is viewed. It’s the most fair lame voting competition ever.]
The Categories and Nominees
If you don’t want to vote, you can skip to the results.
Please remember that this is all in good fun and meant to celebrate some of the people from our local community who make Twitter fun and interesting for the rest of us.
Flame away in the comments about all the good people and funny categories I missed.
And, keep up with the results as they roll in.