One of the reasons Dan and I set up The Unofficial Unsanctioned Social Media Jersey was because we wanted to promote the cyclists who are using social media to share their stories. So welcome to part 1 in a series highlighting some of the ways riders use social media – starting with six of my favourite bloggers. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and I’ll come back to blogging later, but if you have any recommendations for me, put them in the comments, and I’ll share them all later.
And remember that just clicking through helps riders demonstrate they’re worth following to sponsors – so it really helps to click through, comment, share them and add to your bookmarks to come back to, so you can click again!
Well holy-moly kids, what a day and a bit it’s been. When Sarah and I recorded this episode our exciting new Unofficial, Unsanctioned Social Media Jersey project had barely been live for 12 hours and we were already amazed, excited, humbled and thrilled beyond words. You’ll hear us fumbling for what to say in the opening minutes of this week’s episode. By now, as it comes time to post the episode, the project’s been up for just over 24 hours and we’ve already raised more than double our original target.
Honestly, we can’t thank you enough for the support and interest you’ve already shown in the project. You’re amazing and you’re part of something that is going to be really special. Together we’re going to be able to give several riders a really special, and unexpected surprise. Sarah will post more details soon on what we’re planning to do as our total raised grows, but the short version is that we’re going to give away more prizes, so please don’t ease up on promoting it yet. There’s plenty of time left to donate and to make our total prize pool even bigger and better.
Anyway, on with the podcast! This week Sarah and I discuss “big, strong men” vs Emma Pooley and Sarah claims to know how to take a punch. It turns out mixed teams aren’t what you think they are and I learn to brainwash ladies. It’s a lot of fun so listen along here (or right-click and “Save As” to download).
If you haven’t read the original post about the jersey project, never fear! Here it is.