#TweetBD Day 4 – The Top & the Bottom of it


What a day in #TweetBD! We’ve had drama, excitement and, after 3 rounds, a gulf at the bottom, and a change at the top.

Euphemisms aside, Dave Green’s phoenix-like rise has been extraordinary. If Jockey Wilson and Robbie Paul had a love child who knocked in the winner against Wigan, it could not eclipse his performance yesterday. How many points? One hundred and eighty! And it’s the leader of the council who goes into the midway point in first place, displacing the early pacesetter Susan Hinchcliffe.

Mohammad Shabbir brought home a huge 121 to Heaton & Frizinghall by doing things a little differently. He’s seen what’s on his doorstep and it’s sell, sell, sell! Not content with RTs, he’s finding what’s on his doorstep and tweeting about Bradford’s bounteous harvest. I’ll be nipping up to buy some Bradford honey.

A gulf appears to opening up between councillors and MPs, though. The bottom four places are now taken by the MPs. This is a shame because MPs have, arguably, the greater influence – nationally if not locally. With all the stuff Bradford’s got that any city in Europe would kill for (City Park, Bronte birthplace, National Media Museum and more), it’s time we got more visitors coming from down south and up north and from east and west to visit, enjoy and return. MPs can (and, in my opinion, should) be part of selling us to the wider populace. Come on, Parliament, show ‘em what Bradford & District’s got!

Of the MPs, George Galloway remains the on top, and with 90k followers his selling of the city and beyond must be impacting on Bradford’s reputation.

David Ward, a City Gent, surely missed a trick by not tweeting from / about the Wigan match, whilst Gerry Sutcliffe, Bradford Bulls’ honorary chairman, let the Raja deal pass him by. Although not cultural events in many people’s terms, I certainly believe that sport is Bradford and easy points could’ve been picked up.

The Table

The Scoring System
2 – RT of member of the public enjoying an event / attraction in the district or RTing Braford company or organisation, advertising it.
5 – RT with reply / comment on tweet from member of the public enjoying an event / attraction in the district.
10 – RT of account selling a Bradford & District event & attraction, such as @visitBradford, @MediaMuseum or @hiddenBradford.
15 – Tweet from an event / attraction.
50 – tweet linking to a self-penned blogpost / video about enjoying an event or attraction.


About jatkinson1977

I'm in my 30s and married to Sharon, the beautiful woman who keeps me in check. We live in Shipley, just outside Bradford, with our black lab, Nipper. I'm an English teacher in secondary school and, after working as a Teaching & Learning Consultant with the local authority, have returned to the classroom to become a Lead Professional in English at a large comp in Bradford. I'm also trying to become a little more cultured, especially by seeing what culture's right here on my doorstep in Bradford and West Yorkshire (please see my blog, 'Am I Kulchad Yet?'). I've got a third and final blog which is filled with things that, essentially, don't fit into the other two but are interesting enough to share (please see my blog, 'Things That Occur To Me').
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