Bid For My 100,000th Tweet (for @BCCancer) #b4hb100k

Yeah. I’m 200 tweets away from 100,000 (yes, one hundred thousand tweets). In 3 years. How much is that per day? Per week? Per month? In doctoral dissertations? I don’t know, but people have started to make guesses as to what I will tweet, etc. And some people have suggested that maybe I should make this a charitable event. And I think that’s a great idea.

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So I’m opening a Bid For My 100,000th Tweet. If you are a business who would like me to promote your stuff, you can bid a monetary donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. As you all know, this is a charity of choice for me. I’ve lost a number of my loved ones to cancer (most recently, my dear friend Derek K. Miller aka Penmachine) and I would like to raise funds for this important cause.

You may ask – what is the value proposition of my 100,000th tweet. Well, for one, I have a fairly sizable readership, both on my blog and on my Twitter account (with over 7,400 followers). And since it’s a milestone tweet, it’s quite likely that my tweet will be retweeted many times. And who knows, maybe even the mainstream media will pick it up. And maybe TechCrunch or Mashable will pick the story up. And this would lead to even MORE exposure.

So, I’m opening the bids on the comments below. If you bid on Twitter, you can use the following tweet:

“I’m bidding [X] dollars for @hummingbird604 ‘s 100,000th tweet in support of @BCCancer #b4hb100k”

Obviously, I’ll announce the highest bidder on my 99,999th tweet, and I’ll post the promoted tweet on the 100,000th. I’ll be monitoring my own Twitter stream and post periodic updates too. I think this would be a fun way of raising awareness of cancer research and doing something fun for charity.

I’m off to Calgary to speak at the Canadian Association of Geographers and then I’m speaking at Social Media Camp Victoria 2011, where I am hoping I will be posting my 100,000th tweet. I’m hoping that maybe we can organize a little celebration for that. I apologize in advance if you ask me to retweet stuff, as I’ll have to monitor my tweets closely (200 is not that far away and we still have 1 week to Social Media Camp Victoria.

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Comments (11)

GusFMay 25th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

You are going to really have to monitor yourself. I know you can easily reach your goal in the next couple of days.

raincoasterMay 25th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

What’s the deadline?

CherylHMay 25th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Is there an opening bid, or are you waiting for the first person to bid and that will be the opening bid?

RaulMay 25th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

@ Lorraine – until I reach 99,999 tweets, which I assume will be next week

@ Cheryl – Kris Krug opened the bidding at $100 and there’s another bid for $111 right now :) check the hashtag #b4hb100k on Twitter :)

FergMay 26th, 2011 at 4:01 am

what a splendid idea … cheers to much bidding

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VancityAllieMay 27th, 2011 at 10:09 am

What a fantastic initiative! Good job Raul! And congrats on your upcoming 100,000th tweet!

RaulMay 27th, 2011 at 10:12 am

UPDATE – 2 more offers and The Network Hub just bid so we are sitting at $250 :)

RaulMay 31st, 2011 at 1:53 pm

UPDATE – 1 more offer from Bob Songs and we are sitting at $300 :)

Nancy (aka moneycoach)June 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 am

nice job Raul, and trust you to be so creative and life-giving in this way.

RaulJune 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

THE WINNING BID – went to Bob Gray :) thank you!

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