Sam Heughan has been known to be very generous with his fans, sharing a small portion of his life through Instagram and Twitter, and fans just eat it up. This week, he has taken it up a notch and it’s either a crazy idea or a stroke of genius! He has a lot going on with the My Peak Challenge, which benefits his charity @beatbloodcancer, as well as his fans with their health. He also will be filming an Indie movie beginning in February I believe and later will be filming the second season of Outlander. What crazy or genius idea am I talking about?
I am not sure how that came about as I just happened to stumble upon the tweet, and was not about to search through a zillion tweets to find the answer. Do I think it is crazy? Well, after thinking about it, I believe it is brilliant beyond brilliant. It is a very social media savvy idea for him and his PR team to think of (if that’s the case, he does seems to just wing it when he tweets).
He gets a fan to pick another fan for him to follow for a week and it makes them feel special, for lack of a better word. It’s a very interactive way for fans to pass the time through Droughtlander. He set all this in motion and his charity will benefit as a result, and not to mention the fact that he is giving back to the fans as good as he got. He can’t meet every single one of his fans so what else can he do to let them know he appreciates them? It is for that reason that I think it is brilliant.
If I am honest, I don’t believe he thought about it before he tweeted; it just seems to be his nature, that’s my impression of him anyway. I think he is just a really genuine person and tweets the first thing that comes to mind. So, who is going to catch the Sam, ummm I mean baton when that baton gets passed to the next fan? How does the decision get made? What are the rules for #SamsFanFollow? I am glad you asked!
There have been tons of entries (I can only imagine) and I have to say that I have seen some very creative ones. I do not envy her the decision at all but she is being very diplomatic about it. I like that it was turned into a contest of sorts. Don’t forget to join in on the #MyFirstTweetParty tomorrow on Twitter!
Have fun Dreamers and I hope that you catch the baton! On the off chance that someone does not know the details of the #MyPeakChallenge more information can be found at Bear Strength.
Have fun and keep it classy Sassenachs!