Retweet Mission.

A lot of people have called me the Retweet (RT) queen or that I can RT like no one’s business on Twitter 🙂  This RT’ing of mine has proven to be meaningful as it has landed me a Health Activist Award nomination from Wego Health. I was overjoyed when I got the email saying the following!

Your nomination details:
Award: Best in Show (http://info.wegohealth.com/best-in-show-2011)
Link: https://twitter.com/#!/PortblPancGrl/
Platform: Twitter
Reason: Stacey is the best RTer out there. She is seemingly always online, RTing links to blog posts to help get the word out!!

First and foremost, I want to sincerely thank whoever it was that nominated me. I feel truly honored, even if I don’t turn out to be the winner.

Second, I thought this would be the perfect time to put out there the reason for all of my RT’ing nonsense. There are a lot of diabetes bloggers out there. A lot. And while we all may have similar experiences from time to time, use similar products or have similar goals, everyone deserves to be recognized for the effort put forth in their blogging. That’s one of the things I am striving for when I RT so many posts – to give credit to that blogger for their writing. Is it possible to read every single post, every single day? Abso-freaking-lutely not. But regardless if I read every single one of the posts I RT, I’m still recognizing that it’s out there. Especially with the hopes that someone who may have missed it otherwise, can go on and read it. Which brings me to the other reason I RT like mad.

One of the things that I think I’m good at is sharing information with others. One of my biggest pet peeves is lack of communication. By anyone. I hate that feeling of being left out or not being in the know. So when I find out about something that I think every person with diabetes should know, I want to share. Isn’t that one of the things that what we, as diabetes advocates, aim for? To communicate the issues that are important to us? Well that is what I hope for when I RT. So I hope none of my followers out there find my RT’ing a nuisance. I’m not just simply RT’ing for the sake of RT’ing. I’m on a mission 😉

There are many more categories to nominate for in the Wego Health Activist Awards. Why don’t you go and nominate someone?

7 thoughts on “Retweet Mission.

  1. When I get time to catch up on dblogs, I go to your Twitter feed because I know that they’re all right there! Thanks for what you do. Now I’m going to go learn about what the Wego Health Activist Awards are.

  2. You rule, Stacey. I can always rely on your RTs to help me find the latest dblogs, since there are so many out there. Thanks for keeping up the communications and helping us all keep tabs on the great writing & advocacy we have in this community!

  3. Your RTing is awesome in and of itself. But I love it even more now that you’ve articulated WHY you’re so consistent. Karma’s a boomerang, lady, and it’s all gonna come back to you in a big way!

  4. I love it that you RT so often. I’m very new to the DOC and I’ve found quite a few good blog posts by reading your RTs. Thanks for helping to introduce me to so many people in this awesome community.

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