I don’t know how it happened but I am a die hard MMA fan. I starting following some of the MMA fighters on Twitter because you can keep up to date on the latest news. Whats even better is finding out the really fun stuff by following along during a fight night. Two of my favorite fighters are George St Pierre and Amir Sadollah look at the photo below to see why.
The other day I was catching up on my MMA news and saw some people commenting to Amir about Word with Friends. Words with Friends is an app for Iphone and Android users sort of like Scrabble and you play each other via phone from anywhere. Its one of those addictive games and competitive too. So I thought it would be fun to challenge Amir to a game. So I double dogged dared him to play me. I have made a few comments to celebrities or fighters and never received a response yet. I thought maybe “double dog dare ya” would change my luck. The next morning I woke up to his response! “Double Dog Dare, oooooooohhhhhhh!” I was so frickin excited! I wanted to tweet right back. I love my job more than MMA – just – and my mornings do not have a spare second. So first priority was get ready for work. (Just in case my boss is reading)
Later that day I tweeted back that he didn’t except my dare and he was chicken. Is that really the best I could do? lol! No immediate response surprise, surprise.
Later that day I was sitting having dinner with a girlfriend when my phone went off… I look down to see…. “Your turn with Amir” on my “Words with Friends.” OMG he’s playing me on Words with friends! So cool! The game is on. Unfortunately, at this point, he is winning! Dang it… not by much. I shall prevail!
None of this would have been possible without Twitter. You can connect with anyone, anywhere and engage with people all over the country, even the world. Twitter allowed me to connect with someone I probably never would have had the chance to meet in person or communicate any other way. This is a small little tidbit from my life that actually happened. It shows the power of Twitter as a tool for engaging with people you don’t even know. It certainly made this Midwest Girl very happy and a bigger fan of MMA than ever.
If you are not using Twitter for your business…. I double dog dare ya!!!