Twitter Writing Contest 2.0

By | November 12, 2008

Now of course, to actually win the contest, one needs a Twitter account.  However, since I decided to start using my Twitter account (, I might as well try this contest out.

Write a Killer Haiku for the Win

As you might have gleened from the headline, this time we’re going to write Twitter haiku. There’s already a healthy group of people who tweet clever little haiku poems on Twitter due to the constrained size, so it seems a natural for Twitter Writing Contest 2.0.

If your memory is a little rusty on what haiku is, here’s a refresher:

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. It consists of 17 syllables broken up into three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

Here is my entry for the contest:

Reporting is fun / Meaningless data crunching days / solutions discovered daily

Not bad, and it was a fun little distraction to think outside the box on a Twitter post.  Twitter posts being limited to 140 characters already forces one to be a bit more concise and limited in posting, so having to follow the rules to make an actual Haiku was a fun change.

If anyone has a Twitter account, feel free to visit my page and follow me.  Also – sign up for the contest and come up with your own Haiku!  Might not win the MacBook Air, but it is fun to try!  ThatEdeGuy gets the credit for finding this contest and pointing it out to me.

Ede’s entry:

Win a MacBook Air / A Catastrophe for me / For I’m a PC (Seems to be a delay in Twitter showing this post, but it is there.)

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