(New readers should start here: http://richardrycroft.net/2010/12/28/twitterquest/)
OK, not affiliates really. Just people who strike me as likeminded, and who I wanted to bring to your attention.
Firstly – and I can’t even remember how I stumbled across this site – do have a look at http://sexyexecs.blogspot.com/
Well, it’s simple really. They publish photos of senior business people and make comments and observations about them. That shouldn’t be funny, right? Visit the site. You’ll thank me.
They also do regular ‘in character’ tweets as sexyexecutive Gary J. Cutlackowitz
NALIN KAUL’S BLOG
Next up is a guy from New York who, I think, started following as a result of Judd Apatow’s retweets (see the post TwitterQuest 2,000). I know nothing about Nalin Kaul other than his profile says
kaul6 Nalin Kaul“I can save you from…..unoriginal dum dums”
and he has a blog at http://nal1n.tumblr.com/ entitled PIECES OF MY PERSPECTIVE.
I love the short, sharp, randomness of it. One minute he’s taking photos of his cooking, next he’s quoting favourite lyrics or telling us about something he’s seen or heard. Like this:
· Dumb lady: Excuse me, so what’s the difference between cow and lamb?
· Waiter: Well, they’re two different animals ma’am.
THE STOP BOYS
I’ve said here before that the unexpected joy of TwitterQuest has been making contact with great people I’d never otherwise have “met”. Here’s a private message I received a few days ago:
You – a twitterer that doesn’t twitter We – a boy band that doesn’t consist of boys or perform. We are soul mates somehow. Must join forces?
Inspired! Yes, we must cross-promote at every appearance we make… Truly soulmates!
These guys describe themselves as “the highe$t gro$$ing, non-performing Boy Band in the northern part of Eastern Central Florida”, and they’re clearly working hard to maintain that position. Do have a look at their website: http://thestopboys.com/ and be sure to watch their videos. They do it all for the fans and they just won’t STOP.
They also have one of these FaceBook pages that you can click ‘Like’ on. That’s at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/TheStopBoys I’d love to see them with millions of ‘Like’-ers. Go on. They won’t bother you. And they’re clearly decent people.
Of course, you can also follow them on Twitter at @TheSTOPBoys
Thanks to everyone who’s tweeted about me recently. It’s always a huge thrill when that happens. The total continues to rise (2,192 at time of writing), but I could do with another big name sponsor to generate the next avalanche of new followers. So, if you can think of anyone this might appeal to, do please ask them to retweet – see how comfortable I’m becoming with the language now?! A couple of people I’ve never met have been kind enough to mention me on internet forums recently, and someone at a gig last night even said she’d heard TwitterQuest spoken about on the radio the other day, so we’re on our way!
My favourite tweet recently was from the comedian Rob Callaghan, who’s been a supporter from the beginning:
CallaghanRob Rob Callaghan
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