After two frantic days of continued voting the winners have been decided in Vertical Measures’ "Ode to SEO" poetry scholarship contest:
1st Place: Abby Gilmore "Social Media Overload" 51.9%
2nd Place: Greg Fitzgerald "44 Tweets About 22 Women" 32.4%
Thanks to all who entered, voted, and spread the word about our contest. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship or an iPad, her choice. And the second place winner will receive a $250 scholarship for his entry. The winning poems are showcased below for those who didn’t have a chance to see them on Monday.
"Social Media Overload"
Got into bed to go to sleep tonight,
But wait, I forgot to update my social media sites!
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more,
What can I update that my friends and followers will adore?
Maybe post a photo or write something sweet,
It has to be something to guarantee a re-tweet!
A link to an article or a blog post will do,
It definitely has to boost SEO too.
So many options, so much to consider,
I think I’ll start by searching keywords on Twitter.
Great! There’s a Tweetup in my town next week,
That’s surely something to share with my tweeps.
But what about Facebook? It’s a whole different crowd,
A clever song lyric or quote will make my friends proud.
Ugh, I can’t think of anything, I’ll have to admit,
Oh wait, I can just Google-it!
LinkedIn is last and a very different site to manage,
But it offers great tools to use to my advantage.
I’ll request a recommendation and call it a night,
And now it’s finally time to turn off the lights.
Phew, so glad I’m done with social media today,
So I crawl under the covers to hit the hay.
But now I can’t sleep, so many thoughts racing through my head,
I guess I’ll check UberTwitter right from my bed…
"44 Tweets About 22 Women"
I followed @Lauren on Twitter In hopes she’d tweet me back
I told @Anna that I wanted love She said “There’s an app for that”
I met @Kelly on Facebook And poked her for a while
@Debbie found me using Google I found her on Dogpile
@Sarah had a YouTube hit Lip-dubbing Miley Cyrus
@Ellie sent me Farmville gifts That turned out to be a virus
@Alyssa ran a music blog And hipsters loved to comment
I subscribed to @Lindsey’s RSS And somehow wound up on it
@Tess was a Mayor on Foursquare When I unseated her
@Ally posted links to Digg So I retweeted her
@Jen worked in social media And search engine optimization
A friend request from lovely @Britt Once caused me great elation
@Elizabeth untagged our pics She said I was a jerk
@BritneyVids was just a tease But still Not Safe For Work
@Mandy mentioned me in posts And said our love was classic
And though @Megan linked to my content She just wanted to drive traffic
With 140 characters I won the heart of @Jan
But @Katie’s online mailing list Filled my inbox up with spam
@Trisha at the agency Worked with contextual ads
@Sandra loved to write new Wikis On the latest sexual fads
@Christina knew my login codes She hacked my accounts, I bet
But I met @Maria in real life Somehow without the Internet
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