And the messages of support are humbling
The image above is a word cloud created from the wonderful and humbling messages of support I’ve received from fellow Liverymen and from my connections in the City – and beyond! I’m encouraged by the support so many people are giving me. Keep them coming in – they help to keep me going.
For those of you familiar with the process, you’ll know that it’s a long journey from declaring oneself as a candidate and the actual election day.
In fact the election (a show of hands by Liverymen at Common Hall in Guildhall on 25 June 2018) is a full 9 months away! Never having been pregnant I neither can, nor will, compare the two gestation periods but my guess is that I’m still in the “I can’t quite believe it” stage.
My campaign analyst (aka the Master Glass Seller) tells me that in the last 7 days:
- over 2500 people have viewed my announcement on LinkedIn (some as far away as Australia). I’m certainly spreading the word about the City traditions,
- the @GlassSeller Twitter profile has been read 421 times,
- my favourite tweet got 1508 impressions and in total my first week’s tweets have generated 14.5k impressions,
- and from a standing start I’ve tripled my number of Livery supporters in the first week
However, three candidates have now declared so the pressure is on.
If you’re a Liveryman or know someone who is, please spread the word.