Almost all of you will remember what a HUGE success #TWANTA was last year. It made so many people smiley-happy that of course I’ll be running one again this year. So that #TWANTA2011 tweets don’t get lost in my normally pretty hectic timeline, this year I’ll be running it from its own account –
For those of you who didn’t take part, it works like this *does Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V from last year’s post*:
Those who want to take part will act as a Secret Santa for one of the others, buying and sending a small gift anonymously to that person. If you take part, you’ll get a surprise pressie for Christmas, which you should then photograph ready to post on Twitter for the special Christmas #Sundaypics. Sound like fun?
1. If you want to join in, follow @twanta2011. I’ll follow back from that account so that you can DM your address to it. Nearer the time, once I’ve sorted through all the participants (there were 120 last year, so it might take a while) I’ll give your address to your own Secret Santa.
2. Once I tell you who you are being Secret Santa for, buy a small, fun gift (no more than £5 or foreign equivalent, although I recommend about two quid just to exercise the imagination and the funny bone), and send it to them, anonymously if you like. Say “HO HO HO!” in a jolly manner.
3. When you receive your own pressie, take a photograph of it ready to enter it for the Christmas #Sundaypics (which may well be Christmas Day since that’s a Sunday this year).
After the event, I’ll destroy all the addresses so that I’m not transgressing that thingy about Data Protection and stuff.
PS If you fancy having a go in TWO of these things, the admirable @_gAiL__ is also planning to run one, which you can read about on her Twistmas Blog.