The friends and family of Susan Powell are working feverishly to plan a social media blitz. Details:
When: Monday, January 4, 8am—Thursday, January 7, 8am
Where: Everywhere! Facebook, Twitter, blogs, e-mail, YouTube, blip.TV, podcasts, anywhere and everywhere on the internet.
Why: To FIND SUSAN. To get her name, picture, and story into every household in North America and spread it across the world.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an e-mail this weekend of instructions of what to do on Monday morning. Basically, we’re asking people to do three things:
* If you have a blog, put up a short article about Susan (which we will send you) that will include links to Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, along with a brand-new slideshow video and Susan’s “missing” flier.
* E-mail at least 5 of your friends with this information and ask them to help.
* If you’re on Twitter, tweet a link to your blog or other avenue for spreading Susan’s story.
We are also starting a ribbon campaign in conjunction with the blitz, which will also begin on Monday morning and continue indefinitely. A press release about this will be issued this weekend, but basically we’re asking people to wear a purple ribbon, tie it around their trees, to their car antenna, and display it anywhere you can as a symbol of Susan. Purple is one of her favorite colors.
One final word: I know there are many who think this “blitz” is a total, complete waste of time. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and that’s fine. But would you at least consider helping us with this anyway? It won’t take more than a few minutes of your time to e-mail 5 friends and put a short article up on your blog, if you have one. What can it hurt? And I believe it will help in a huge way.
I am personally grateful and I know Susan’s family is, too, for anyone who chooses to help us. If Susan were here, she would be overwhelmed at all the love and support pouring in for her from across the world. THANK YOU and please feel free to share links or quotes from this blog entry anywhere you need to for the purposes of this social media blitz. We need everyone’s help.