Jan Jack’s Perfect Verse – Winner of a Theo Paphitis #SBS award.

Twitter’s a funny thing.  Some people love it. Some people hate it.  Personally I embrace it; I’ve been tweeting since March 2010 and as of last night I’d managed to accumulate approximately 2,240 followers.

I’m a bespoke poet who tweets in rhyme.  I use twitter to make people laugh. I help other businesses by tweeting about them in verse. It sharpens my sense of humour, finds new friends, and also brings me new commissions.

But last night it brought me something else…and I’m now part of an elite group known as the Theo Paphitis #SBS (Small Business Sunday) winners club.

Theo loves to support small businesses, and every Sunday night on Twitter he invites us to tweet him between 5.00pm and 7.30 and he personally picks six of us out to re-tweet.  To be honest I sneaked in between the skin of my quill, with only one minute to go, with the following tweet:

“I am a comedian and poet. I write wedding speeches which make people laugh and cry”.

I then carried on tweeting my usual nonsense…until at 20.55 I was amazed to see that Theo Paphitis had retweeted my tweet.

What happened next?  My twitter steam went bonkers….my followers now number 2,440 and are still rising….and my business is on view to far more people.  I love it.

So if you want to shout about your business, then join in the #SBS tweeting on Sunday night. Just tweet Theo Paphitis on @TheoPaphitis and tell him what you do.  Don’t forget to include the #sbs hashtag, and remember to tweet him between 5.00pm and 7.30pm.

I’m really grateful to Theo Paphitis for picking me out for his #sbs award.  It’s lovely to be featured, and with my book Animal Angst due out later this year it will help make more people aware of it.

But will it make my tweets more sensible?

I very much doubt it….


  1. Ade
    Jan 26, 2012

    I’m green, [not the eco friendly kind] with envy.
    Yes, yes, I know, I should leave the comedy to those who’ve got a facility for it – so I’ll stick to prose: well done Jan.

  2. John
    Jan 27, 2012

    Well done! Could you advise me how to get our message across. We are a small business serving a very ‘sensitive sector’ ,we hold prices year on year which is getting more difficult because of economic pressures – so the only way to continue holding prices is by increasing sales.
    I hav’n’t the first idea how I could tweet that? and get some attention,
    Any thoughts
    kind regards

  3. admin
    Jan 30, 2012

    Always happy to chat. Not sure if I can help but will do my best..

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