Klout & The 'ABC' Awards
Earlier this week, the wonderful Adrienne Thompson passed the ABC Award
on to me. She is an author who writes about three of life’s most
beautiful gifts: hope, forgiveness, and faith. I am honored by her
recognition, and I appreciate the opportunity, for those of your who
haven’t yet met her, to make the introduction.
Author Adrienne Thompson
Facebook: Adrienne Thompson
Websites: ilubmusik.blogspot.com/ and adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com/
Bio: Married at sixteen, a mother twice by seventeen, and
thrice a mother and divorced by twenty-four, Adrienne Thompson is no
stranger to adversity. Not your typical teenage mother, she went on to
complete her college degree and to earn her nursing license. She
attributes God’s faithfulness as the catalyst for her success in life.
Now, having raised two children as a divorced mother, with a third fast
approaching adulthood, she is sharing a long hidden talent and passion
with the world. Using the lessons that life has so expertly taught her
as a guideline (betrayal, abusive relationships, self-esteem issues,
witnessing the deteriorating effects of drug abuse), she has created
stories that will both entertain and inspire the reader.
Adrienne Thompson’s Novels
A part of accepting the award from Adrienne is keeping it in motion.
After careful thought, I’ve decided to pass the ABC Award on to the first five people I come across in my Twitter “Interactions” page who have earned a Klout score of 50 or higher.
From the Klout
website: “The Klout Score measures influence based on your ability to
drive action. Every time you create content or engage you influence
Earning a Klout
score of 50+ seems to be a solid indicator that a person is actively
involved in his or her social media community, and that the content they
are sharing is connecting with a strong audience.
Is this important? Well, with all the changes over at Nielsen Ratings, it appears that Klout has figured out how to, essentially, rate us as individual marketers.
Statistically-driven tools, like Klout,
can be helpful with highlighting the marketing areas in which we are
achieving success and those in which we need to make improvements. I
don’t recommend setting the clock by statistics, not ever, but I do
believe in reaching into the data and getting a good grasp on the
mechanics of how it was formulated and what it reveals.
you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available
for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not…”
no way to get around the fact that we put a number next to your face
and it’s tied to your ego,” Klout founder, Joe Fernandez says. “I think
the controversy and conversation around what we’re doing is ultimately
good. The world is changing and we’re doing something completely new.”
forward-thinking companies and employers recognize that social media is
the platform of the future. Whether or not you work in an industry where
building your online influence matters (i.e. public relations,
marketing or sales), over the next decade you will be hired and promoted
based upon your reputation capital.”
Right now, Klout
is paving new roads to new opportunities. They are out front, leading
the way. Will any of their new roads create paths to new opportunities
for the authors, writers, editors, designers, formatters, technical
pros, marketers and bloggers in our self/indie published community?
For each of us, there is only one way to find out.
Congratulations to the ABC Award winners!
Klout Score: 50
Klout Score: 56
Klout Score: 53
Klout Score: 50
Klout Score: 52
The second part of accepting this award is to provide an A -
Z list of words that either describe me or are related to me in some way.
Ava debuts next week, and is the first novel in my romantic
thriller series about a group of women who have grown up together in
Washington, D.C. The timing of receiving this award from Adrienne,
especially with its A - Z requirement, seems perfect to introduce you
to the Priyas.
Here they are!