Send a tweet like this: I nominate @username for a Shorty Award in #category
because... [add reason here].
Some categories honor the best photos, videos or links, rather than people. For those
categories, use a URL instead of a Twitter name, like this: I nominate
http://instagram.com/example for a Shorty Award in #category because... [add reason
Be creative with the reason. A tweet without a reason for the nomination will not be
You can make up your own categories by changing the hashtag.
Certain categories have special rules or different ways of voting. Check each category page
Ed Bremson is an Award-winning Haiku Poet and a Haiga Artist with an MFA in Creative Writing. In 2011 he wrote more than a hundred poems, but he owes much of his recent success to Twitter. Because of Twitter directly, he had his first chapbook published, as well as several poems, haiku, and haiga. Ed Bremson is an enthusiastic supporter of Twitter.
Interview with Ed
How do you decide what to tweet?
I studied poetry in college and fell in love with haiku, so that was a natural choice for me. I have also published several books of haiku.
How long can you go without a tweet?
That's probably measured in minutes, not hours. I even schedule some of my blog posts to publish while I sleep.
What are six things you could never do without?
life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, imagination, health, twitter
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
can't think of any, unless it would not make sense shortened