A bit of random Googling the other day and I unearthed this: A blog post which once listed of all UK councils that were on Twitter in early 2009.
It was put together by Liz Azyan and it was at time when being on Twitter was, for a council, something a bit new and wacky. The debate then was all about whether councils should be on Twitter at all, not how they should be using it.
Sadly you can’t see the original list on the page anymore, but I remember it detailed all the councils on Twitter, their handle, and how many followers they had.
I can vividly remember at the time thinking how brilliant this was and how excitedly I scanned the list. And I remember being genuinely gutted that my few month old shiny new council account hadn’t made the list…
No worries, a quick post in the comments and Liz sorted it for me:
I had a good old chuckle to myself when I read that back. How could we have been overlooked?? After all we had a whole 134 followers!!!
But yes, I was genuinely proud of that number at that time… because we were new, we were cool and the council Twitter account was my brand new baby!
Happy to say we now have more than 7,600 followers… (and it’s still a little bit my baby, even if it is now coming up for six years old!)