So here’s the story behind #MILFF hashtag and how it’s all led to a #MILFF twitter party.
I started using the #MILFF (Moms I Like 2 Follow Friday) hashtag about a year ago. I was actually afraid at first that all the moms would think it was silly or a bit risque till they got the twist. But it caught on. I don’t dare leave a mom off the list or I will get a message about being left out. Moms tell me they love telling their hubbies about being a MILFF and resulting look they get. They tell me how they look forward to the laugh it gives them even though they’ve come to expect it every Friday.
So I decided to make a few #MILFF t-shirts to take with me to Blogher. Needless to say, I didn’t bring even one back. I tweeted about having #MILFF shirts and there have been a number of requests for a shirt.
Adding to this story, one of my co-workers, Seth Berk, told me he would take me to lunch when I hit 5,000 followers on Twitter. Just because I like to cause a little trouble once in a while, I tweeted that he would be throwing a party for my 5,000 followers and me. Not a buying me lunch. My Twitter stream blew up for about 3 hours that night. And it continued for the next couple of days. Poor Seth at my office didn’t truly understand the power of the social Mom till then. LOL!
So in honor of all my loyal followers, we are ACTUALLY going to throw a #MILFF Twitter party. Karina Tano graciously volunteered to help host in exchange for a #MILFF t-shirt and has been busy sourcing prizes for the night.
The Mom-entum #MILFF twitter party
September 9, 2011
Use hashtag #MILFF
Your Twitter hosts:
Karina Tano, @KarinaTano, www.strandedintheburbs.blogspot.com
Mara Shapiro, @ChickyMara, www.beniceorleave.com
Rossana Wyatt, @RossanaWyatt, www.beingglutenfree.wordpress.com
Ann Bacciaglia, @AnnBac9, www.createabuzz.ca
Audrey McClelland, @AudreyMcClellan, www.momgenerations.com
Jennifer Parke, @jenheffer, wwwjennheffer.com
Sara Chi, @InfoSara, www.infosara.com
Kelli Catana, @kellidaisy, http://www.kellidaisy.com/
Special #MILFF contest:
Nominate your favorite MILFF using #MILFFqueen as the hashtag and a short reason why. The #MILFFQueen will win a $50 American Express gift card courtesy of Mom-entum and Big Fuel.
20 #MILFF t-shirts ($20 value)
Four $50 Children’s Place gift cards
Four Kathy Buckworth books ($20 value each) “The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood”, “Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children & Chardonnay”, “Journey to the Darkside: Supermom goes home”, “The Secret life of Supermom”
Four “Freshalicious” Cook Books by Stacey Fokas ($29.95CDN value)
4 mini Squishables-plush toys ($19 value)
Clippo-$50 Clippo gift certificate
SoConnected-$25 Starbucks gift certificate
Life Science: 1 Prize pack of IronKids ($50 value) and 1 Prize Pack of Adult Essentials ($50)
Baby Ddrops– 1 bottle (value $20)
Free Dora The Explorer growth chart for “liking” the Baby Ddrops Facebook page