Today is my 10th anniversary on Twitter! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the good people in the Twitterverse who have invited me to learn about their lives and what they care about, by sharing interesting activities. And to the cultural, art, civic, and creative organizations, thank you for bringing joy into my life by informing me of new opportunities in which I could participate.
"Hello, World" - @sos_jr First Tweet! October 1, 2009
I started on Twitter on the advice of two friends, Jim Evans (a good friend who passed away on May 8, 2018) and Tony Ramos (@TonyRamos), at a meeting of the Web Development Special Interest Group (an educational group that I ran for ten years). They noted that I always started my meetings by announcing all the great tech meetings happening in Cleveland and Akron, and they suggested that I could share my list with a larger audience on Twitter. On 10:48 pm, October 1, 2009, I started promoting Cleveland and Akron educational meetings for tech, social media, and entrepreneurship on Twitter as @sos_jr.
When I would go to social media events and blogger meetings (the Ohio Bloggers Association @OHBlogging and the Lake Erie Moose Society), I would say I was a micro-blogger with my @sos_jr tweets. That gave me the idea of basing a blog post on what I shared on Twitter as @sos_jr.
On March 8, 2012, I created my Hello, World! My First Blog Post!, and then posted annually from 2013 to 2016 my "Stuart's List" of tech, social media, and entrepreneurship meetings in my Blogiversary posts (In 2013, I tracked 120 meetings. In 2016, I tracked 164 meetings.)
Article and Blog Post about Stuart Smith on Twitter
Learn more about how I use Twitter in Dan Yurman's (@djysry) blog post for the Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (@CDPUG) on February 6, 2012, entitled: Stuart Smith on Twitter, and in Janet Cho's (@JanetCho) September 18, 2015, Cleveland.com article about me entitled Smarter #SocialMedia Tips from #HappyinCLE Stuart O. Smith Jr. (@sos_jr).
In 2016, I was invited by the PechaKucha Night Cleveland leadership team (@PKNCLE) to speak at a special, first-time-ever PechaKucha Night Cleveland Past Presenters Happy Hour on November 29, 2016. In my talk, I shared my love for PechaKucha Night and explained how I use Twitter to promote Cleveland and Akron activities.
Please go to my A PechaKucha Talk by Stuart O. Smith, Jr., about PechaKucha Night Cleveland blog post to see my slides and more information. I have included the video from the blog post here:
Blog Tag Cloud and Thanking Organizations I Follow on Twitter
Here is a partial list of of my blog posts that relate to my use of Twitter (complete list of blogs about Twitter here) and to my ten years leading the Web Development Special Interest Group (complete list of blogs about Web Dev SIG topics here):
Blog Date: March 8, 2012 - Hello, World! My First Blog Post!
Blog Date: October 1, 2012 - Tweet! Tweet! Celebrating Three Years!
This is the story of how I started promoting technology meetings and other events in Cleveland, which became the start of my blog posts.
Blog Date: Sepember 11, 2012 - WebSigCleveland.org Featured in CBC Magazine
I was honored that the Cleveland Business Connects magazine editor approached me about an article featuring WebSigCleveland.org!
Blog Date: Sepember 18, 2013 - HTML5 Video: Why & How
This blog post includes slides and code samples from my 2013 talk at my Web Development Special Interest Group.
Blog Date: October 31, 2013 - Stuart Smith on Twitter
This is a reblog of a Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group blog post about my talk, and my slides for the talk. Tweets in the post link to the resources seen in the slides.
Blog Date: December 29, 2015 - Smarter #SocialMedia Tips
I have always enjoyed reading Janet Cho's #SocialMedia Tips articles, so I was honored when she contacted me to be featured in her column.
Blog Date: November 19, 2016 - Web Development SIG: So Long, and Thanks for all the Free Web Development Training!
The main purpose for this blog post is to thank the many presenters who have made the Web Development SIG a success. I truly miss learning from them.
Blog Date: December 15, 2016 - A PechaKucha Talk by Stuart O. Smith, Jr., about PechaKucha Night Cleveland
See all my slides and a video of my presentation at the special PechaKucha Night Cleveland Past Presenters Happy Hour.
A New Year Full of Possibilities
People who follow me as @sos_jr on Twitter know that I start most months with a tweet about "a new month full of possibilities." Thus, I want to end this #MyTwitterAnniversary blog post wishing you a great month, year, and life full of adventure and fun times as I start my eleventh year of sharing on Twitter! "May you reach the goals you desire for the month, & create a foundation to reach desired goals in the future!"