It has been close to 2½ years (and more than 100 curators) since I took over as the third @hellofrmsg admin, and I announced in August that it’s time for me to move on.
And after speaking to a few tweeps that I had in mind, I have picked @ladystormhold (some may remember her as @starduest, our very first overseas Singaporean curator) as my successor.
I remembered that when I took over, we were at the cusp of welcoming our 100th curator (@Priscias) and we had a tweetup to celebrate #hellofrmsg100, and since then we have gone from strength to strength.
@hellofrmsg continued to welcome curators from all walks of life, each bringing with them their own unique experiences. My memorable ones include SEA Games rowing athlete Sayidah Aisyah (@aisyahgala) sharing her preparations for the Games from Australia, Tower Transit Operations Director Stuart Thomas (@stuartthomastt) giving behind-the-scenes as they prepare to take over their first Government bus contracting model package, academic librarian Edward Lim (@BarbarianEd), Channel NewsAsia newscaster Steve Lai (@stevelai), drones enthusiast Avarielle (@avarenity), travel blogger/entrepreneur Hendric Tay (@pohtecktoes)… the list just continues!
Some innovations were introduced along the way. Former curators were allowed to come back on board again once more since 2015 – their lives would have changed since they last curated, so it would always be good to hear from them again!
In the same year, Singaporeans based overseas were allowed to curate @hellofrmsg too – they bring on a different perspective of how they are living and working overseas in their host country/region, and their connections back home in Singapore.
2015 was a memorable year for @hellofrmsg too as we were a finalist of the 2015 omy Singapore Blog Awards, up against formidable competition such as our Prime Minister @leehsienloong. That alone is good enough as recognition for Singapore’s Twitter community (now if Twitter Support is listening, give us our blue tick please?)
Thank you SG Twitter community for the memories and support for the past 130-something weeks, and continue to give @ladystormhold support and input to make @hellofrmsg and the #rotationcuration movement even better for Singapore!