This past week, a few of my Boston-based Twitter friends had some significant milestones. No, I’m not talking about the Celtics 17th, although that was a great victory and Twitter was rockin’ with the Celts on Tuesday night. Seriously, Gradon Tripp and Aaron Strout, each passed 5000 tweets. Aaron was very conscious of this milestone and as a result was pretty cautious about what he would say on his 5000th tweet. However, a prolific tweeter like Aaron could not stop the twitter flow. To prepare for his milestone, he started sending out direct tweets and which don’t count in the tweet stats and went on a “Twitter fast”. But the vow of silence only lasted about 18 hours and now Aaron is well on his way to 10,000! Gradon was a lot more circumspect about the milestone. He writes about it on his new blog. Gradon lists his 10 things that he learned on his way to 5000 tweets- great advice that we all can emulate regardless of how prolific a tweeter we are.
But there were two bigger, more significant career milestones this week. John Cass joined Forrester as Community Manager. John will be working to develop further the company's existing social media strategies for community building, dialogue and customer feedback. With analysts like Jeremiah Owyang, Josh Bernoff, Peter Kim and Charlene Li, I think they are well on their way, but I am sure that John will make a strong contribution.
Social Media Maven, Scott Monty, announced that he was leaving Crayon to become Head of Social Media for Ford. Many of us who know Scott have been fans of his writing, insights and music choices for awhile. As testament to that, Scott received over 70 comments to his blog announcement and numerous tweets of congratulation.
What’s your milestone? And how will you approach it?