The Shorty Awards are upon us, and I have begun campaigning for my personal brain tumor hero Josh Wilson a/k/a @JourneyJoshuas a/k/a #superJosh. The purpose of this post is to provide instructions on how to nominate Josh. A separate post, if I get around to it, will explain why I think #BrainTumorAwareness as his category.
How to Nominate Josh
Unfortunately, there are one or two wrinkles in the process. To start, click Nominate Josh. In most instances, you will be taken to a page that looks like this (you may have to scroll up):
Click the above image to enlarge it so you can see the details. There are a few things you need to confirm and and do clicking the red button..
- Make sure the drop down for “Choose a category” that is found in the upper left of the form is set to “Other.”
- Don’t worry about the box found in the upper right of the form ; it is auto-populated.
- In the “Tweet box,” make sure @JourneyJoshuas is inserted in the spot where shown.
- In the “Tweet box,” you are required to add a reason following the word because. Your only restraint is the character limitation imposed by Twitter. It would not hurt to include #BTSM in the tweet if you can fit it.
The typical problem is that the pull down box on the upper left is set to #Activism or any one of a number of categories. Unless that box is set to “Other,” the nomination will be in another category. That’s not necessarily bad so long as you are able to nominate him in #BrainTumorActivism.
If you have problems, describe them in a comment below and I will try to help.