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By LARRY VAUGHT
Let me be the first to admit that when Gary Moyers approached me about using Twitter and having a special vaughtsviews.com Web site, I wasn’t sure I even understood what he was talking about.
Now all I can say to him is thanks. And the same to all of you who now either go to the site or follow my tweets on Twitter.
Yes, I have gone over the 1,000 followers mark. It’s a modest milestone compared to the mind-boggling numbers University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has or those many professional athletes and celebrities have amassed. But in the Advocate’s world, reaching 1,000 followers is a milestone.
If you are not following my vaughtsviews.com tweets, go to www.twitter.com/vaughtsviews and sign up. Often you will get tidbits of information that won’t appear in the paper and you will get these updates often during the day. Most of the tweets will be UK-related, but there are many others as well.
At vaughtsviews.com, you will also find my column and often it is updated several times a day, especially with breaking news, as I had Monday when I was the first to officially confirm that Kentucky and Western Kentucky were about to begin a four-year football series. Other media outlets picked up the information and some – WLEX-TV, WTVQ-TV, WHAS radio and Lexington Herald columnist John Clay – even credited vaughtsviews.com as the source of the story.
The reach of the page has been surprising to me. Recently a site called straightpinkie.com referred to the “excellent Twitter account” coverage I had when UK’s Darius Miller was playing for Team USA in New Zealand.
It’s not unusual for vaughtsviews.com to have more than 5,000 page views in a day. Recently a story about Kentucky junior Patrick Patterson had almost that many page views by itself.
The site now has a title sponsor – State Farm Insurance agent Bob Miller – and two other page sponsors – Stuart Powell Ford and Bright Leaf Golf Resort. Their sponsorship makes the blog and tweets possible, and we all expect the tweets and page views to keep increasing with the start of football season and the continuing excitement over Calipari and UK basketball.
If you’ve never used Twitter, don’t worry. If I can do it, you can, too, and I think you will enjoy it. I know I like posting quick-hitting tidbits of information and can only imagine how much fun it will be when the football and basketball seasons are under way.
So give it a try – and let’s see if I can get to 1,500 followers.