By now I have had a few tweets in the top tweets that twitter analytics gives you if viewing your data. I have another this week it comes from my best tweet this week. Otherwise, my numbers were a bit below average for me but average for HNN’s Twitter as a whole.
My tweets for this week are found here.
My best tweet this week was what I like to call Hemingway. Pictured in the tweet is Hemmingway in Uniform. The article in the tweet was, The Italian Solider who Saved Hemmingway’s Life, by James McGrath Morris. It speaks on an unnamed soldier who saved Hemming life. Specifically saying, “that this soldier is left off the monument and the pages of history is a cold reminder of history’s cruelty. The recording of deaths is hardly a democratic matter. The less accomplished lives are often forgotten even when they change history.” It is an important point to make. We remember those who live and those who died if they had been important before or if the event was crucial to the conflict. To be nameless in such an event as the Great War is not uncommon. But it does serve as a reminder that nameless soldiers and missing soldiers still exist today.
Well, I did say before that the hashtags that have war in them do well. This tweet had the hashtags, #WWI, #Hemingway, #Soldier, #Italian, and #twitterstorians. Each of these hashtags serves to entice a different group of people. To be honest, it was a combination of all these that allowed for this tweet to be my top tweet. There isn’t a real connection to headlines at the time but The Economist also had a story on their website. They featured a book Morris wrote about Hemingway and his time as an ambulance driver during WWI. I find that the more people are talking about a specific subject the more likely that subject will draw attention. I also tagged @LivesOfWWI on my tweet to try to draw people who would be interested in what the article had to offer. Which drew some attention as well.