I guess Spring is in the air because in Spring a climber’s thoughts turn to pick up lines?
This morning I logged into Twitter and saw some of my Tweeps taking part in a discussion about hot climbers and geek climbers and I retweeted a line asking if it was a climber pick up line, which led to @theusualsuspect saying that he could see it as a contest. I thought, hey that’s easily done and so I replied with: “Ok new hashtag #climberpickup RT @theusualsuspect I could see a competition based on the ‘Twitterclimber pickup line’ :)”
I even pronounced @cragbaby @cupcakemafia and @katiebeth to be judges along with me and then went about my day.
I came back from a short bike ride to find that not only was it still going but it had picked up steam.
So… I’m going to make it a real contest.
1. Get a Twittter account
2. Tweet your best climber pick up line(s) by Thursday, May 28th,Â 8pm Pacific Time and be sure to use #climberpickup in your Tweet
I’ll post all the entries and @cragbaby @cupcakemafia @katiebeth and I will choose our top three and hopefully overlap will determine the winner.Â EDIT: This just in, @cjedmonston and @theclimbergirl are now on the judging committee as well.
Winner will get their pickup line on a t-shirt from my store!
In the event of a tie we’ll do a poll vote off here on the blog.
My Twitter Glossary:
Twitter – a microblogging tool which limits the user to using 140 characters and makes your posts available for people to follow.
Tweet – 1. noun.Â a mini blog post limited to 140 characters, originally used to answer the question “What are you doing?” 2. verb. To make a mini blog post using Twitter.
Tweeps – Twitter slang for “peeps” or people you follow and/or who follow your Twitter account.
Retweet – When a Twitter user repeats something someone else has said using Twitter, usually to share with more folks and/or to comment on the original tweet.
@username – A convention used by Twitter to relay messages to a specific Twitter account holder. In this case your Tweet would be directed to “username”.
hashtag – A convention of using the “#” symbol in front of a word to make it easy for people to search for Tweets on a given topic.
If Twitter still confuses you don’t worry, it happens to us all and frankly when I first joined it I didn’t see the point. Now, well, now you can see that it’s for doing serious things like this contest. Â I’m kidding, if you can look beyond the silliness of the contest you’ll notice that there is a nice community of climbers who have found each other on Twitter — and that is never a bad thing in my book!