Friday, May 17, 2019

#OfficialHat2019 Week 4 Update

Disclosure: I am very happy with the way that the Hat of Summer campaign has improved in recent years.  I've gotten really fun and inspirational interactions with people nd devoted fans of the contest. The statistics on total votes has really jumped since the creation of the Google Form. So, there really isn't lots to be upset about.

But still, I am always slightly hoping that one of these years it will break wide and people besides my family and friends will jump on the bandwagon. I've joked about hosting a table in the April Fourth Friday community event in Westerville. I've teased my kids that I would buy ad space at a local movie theater. But I always a. forget and b. recognize that to do so is a stupid waste of money.

All that said, this year I did try something different this week in an attempt to kickstart my voting numbers higher.

I reached out via Twitter to the groups that (I thought) might benefit from knowing that I would represent them throughout the months of June, July, and August. I was confident that they would spread the word far and wide to the furthest reaches of Twitter and that I would finally and unstoppably go viral with my Hat of Summer concept.

But that definitely did not happen.

Oh well.

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