That campaign was not successful without the help of some lovely fellow tumblrers. Namely imwithkanye, who screencapped my post, the one that got your attention, that you eventually reblogged and caused you to follow me.
He would never tell you this. You see some people (imwithkanye, I’m assuming) are above begging. I, on the other hand, am not.
Some might say this appeal is me taking this Obama thing just a little too far. You already follow me so how dare I go out of my way to get you to start following my friends? I get that. But here’s the thing: I did not get here today, on tumblr, being followed by the President’s social media team without a little help from my friends.
Which is why I think you’ll understand when I ask: Will you please follow imwithkanye?
Here is what Mr. Goff had to say. Hope he doesn’t mind me sharing.
“The whole thing that happened last year with your petition and our response is probably my single favorite anecdote from the campaign so far, so I added it to my standard presentation (to make a point about being real, showing some personality, having some fun, etc.) which I happened to give today at a social media week event.”
And then he offered to remove it if I wanted.
Which, please. I’m insanely flattered. The Obama follow continues to be my favorite internet related experience.
Next up: Obama gives you a call on election night, crediting you for his Tumblr victory.
I’m most looking forward to my personal invitation to visit the White House.