January is soon coming to an end, and we will be welcoming February in a week or so. According to the National Environment Agency, the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon has arrived earlier this year, but let’s hope we won’t have a driest February like last year. (and I digress…)
It’s good news that the new curator applications are slowly trickling in, and now we have filled up our slots for February and a bit of March. Keep the momentum going, and sign up if you are interested!
On another note, in November last year, I announced that overseas Singaporeans will also be allowed to curate @hellofrmsg, with some conditions. This is in response to a few followers, who mentioned that they are currently based overseas.
So yes, whether you are based in Singapore, or an overseas Singaporean with links back home, you are welcome! Awaiting your applications!
Thanks for the responses after the previous call for curators! The full list for 2014 is now updated.
I have also opened the list of curators for 2015, and as long as you’re based in Singapore, you’re welcome to sign up to take over @hellofrmsg for a week!
Awaiting your applications :)
Alright I admit, the home page here does look a bit “dead” after the last blog post in May.
However, if you have been checking the Curators in 2014 page, we have had a steady signing up of curators since then.. until recently.
At the moment, there are still gaps in the December slots, and I have not opened the 2015 list either.
I am always on the lookout for more people in Singapore to share about themselves, their lives, their interests, and their thoughts about what’s happening in Singapore.
Also, @hellofrmsg provides an opportunity for curators to learn from different perspectives and gain new followers/people to follow. (Hello, potential new friends!)
Some told me about their worry of lack of time – well, you don’t have to be tweeting 24/7! People understand if you have periods of “dead air” on the account, we all have our IRL matters to deal with.
Some told me about their lack of topics – don’t worry either! The topics will eventually pop up somehow, like what’s happening in the news, or from interactions from followers.
So don’t be shy, as long as you are based in Singapore, you’re welcome to sign up!
All I want for Christmas.. is you!
P.S. do give me a few days to a week or so to respond to you. If you can’t wait to be scheduled, just drop me a buzz on Twitter :)
Yes, in case you haven’t heard about it, the #hellofrmsg100 tweetup is happening next Friday, June 6th, at The Good Beer Company. If you are a @hellofrmsg follower or a former curator, please click on the link above to RSVP, and hope to see you there! :)
Hello @hellofrmsg followers, and welcome if you’re passing by from the interwebz!
Some updates: the 100th curator, for the first week of June 2014, has been found! Of course, if you think you (or your friend) fit the bill and you are from/in Singapore, do send in your application to be a curator!
Meanwhile, I popped this question on Twitter a couple of days ago:
After all, the last time @hellofrmsg curators and followers last had a tweetup was really very, very long ago, on St Patrick’s Day last year:
And there was one in January 2013 which featured smartphone-whack-a-mole:
So, shall we have a Tweetup in early June, as we celebrate 100? Any suggestions for places? Let me know!
[Update, May 1st, 2014 at 11:59pm SGT: The 100th curator has been found! Curators are still needed for future weeks, sign up now!]
This is Jinhua (@kuekj), and I am taking over the admin role of @hellofrmsg from Farhan (@frhn). He has done a great job managing this #RotationCuration (#RoCur) account since March 2013.
Rotation curation projects began with Sweden’s official Twitter account (@sweden) and similar accounts have been opened by other countries, states, communities and companies. Singapore’s account, @hellofrmsg, was started in July 2012 by Kirsten (@kixes) and June (@MizHalle), and more than 75,400 tweets have been sent out as I write this post.
Since taking over, I have created the list of former curators (credits to @PeopleofNZ for the inspiration), separated by years. A sample of their tweets are also found next to their handles. I have also relocated the defunct @hellofrmsg Tumblr here, as Tumblr does not play well with tables.
We will soon welcome our 100th curator during the week of June 1–June 7 this year, but we are still looking for someone based in Singapore to be the one.
You don’t have to be a celebrity or personality—just be willing to share your thoughts, communicate with followers and be able to defend your opinion. As we say in Singlish, mai pai seh!
If you are interested, or if you know someone who fits the bill, head over to the sign up form!
(P.S. Curators are also wanted beyond June 7, 2014!)
One Twitter account. A different person living in Singapore a week, every week.
Rotation curation projects started off with Sweden’s official twitter account (@sweden). Since then, similar accounts have blossomed for nations and cities all over the world, from Mexico to Russia to London.
This is Singapore’s version.
We want to show that Singapore is not just a place where chewing gum is banned and graffiti gets you caned. We are so much more than Disneyland with the death penalty. We want to tell stories of Singapore and Singaporeans and those who live in Singapore.
So join us. Talk to us. Curate with us. Madness? No. This is Singapore.