My fiancée loves to personalize her possessions; nearly everything she owns is monogrammed. So when I decided to ask her to marry me, I knew I had to do something unique and creative to personalize the proposal.
After racking my brain for weeks, I decided to ask her favorite band, Relient K, to make her a personal video that could lead into my popping the question.
While it was a great idea, I quickly realized there was one tiny problem: I had to figure out how to get the band on board. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any of the band members on speed dial, and I knew showing up on their doorstep would probably lead to a restraining order. So I turned to Twitter, set up a new account handle (@HelpMeRelientK) specifically for this purpose, and began tweeting to the band.
Along the way, I learned a few things about getting noticed on Twitter:
Creativity is a double-edge sword
A few years ago, my proposal idea would have been a pipe dream. Luckily, one of great things about Twitter is it enables us to interact with people who are out of reach—like a famous band.