The next post I write for this blog will be the 100th.
I pay attention to social media milestones: passing big numbers of fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. I don’t do it because I think the numbers are anything special. I pay attention because of what they represent: connections, interaction, dedicated work/writing on my blog.
Do you celebrate when you pass social media milestones? If so, how do you commemorate those milestones?
I asked a few friends on Google+ and Facebook. About half of the respondents to my Facebook question do not celebrate social media milestones at all. I’m not sure why; I love any excuse for a celebration!
If you would like to celebrate social media milestones and you’re not sure how, here are a 12 ideas to get you started:
- Take a screenshot. When I first passed 1000 Twitter followers, on my first Twitter account, I took a screenshot and sent it to a few friends.
- Write a blog post. I wrote a blog post to mark my first 100 blog posts on my first blog.
- Send a tweet. What better way to mark your 1000th tweet than tweet about it?
- Raise a glass. I love mochas from Starbucks. I use any excuse I can to drink one. John Smith had a beer when he passed 2000 Twitter followers. What’s your favorite beverage? Drink one to celebrate.
- Eat cake.
- Make a donation. Use your cause to celebrate as a cause to give to others. Invite others to join you.
- Give yourself a high five.
- Take a break. Use your milestone as a chance to take a break, regroup, and think about what’s next.
- Do a happy dance. You know, if dancing’s your thing.
- Say thank you. Take a moment to write a note (handwritten) to someone who has helped you get to where you are.
- Create your own celebration. Have a party. Make a special dinner. Buy balloons. Invite some friends to a hangout on G+. Do whatever makes you happy. Check out the responses on this Google+ thread to read some amazing things some of my friends have done to celebrate.
- Help someone else be successful. To celebrate what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown, find someone who needs encouragement and do what you can to help them along.
I haven’t decided yet how to celebrate my 100th post at Weaving Influence. Which of these do you think I should try?
Photo by Todd Jordan, who drew this artwork to celebrate passing 100K tweets. Thanks, Todd!