Tucson, AZ, September 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Virtual chatter is what you want at your birthday, if you’re an online community.
Women on the Verge, an online community where women support, nurture and empower one another through social media, will celebrate its two-year anniversary with a Twitter-a-thon this September 16th.
With members in every continent except Antarctica, many of the Women on the Verge (WOTV) have never actually met, but have become friends through their profile pages. Through WOTV blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, online radio and more, they discuss anything and everything from motherhood to a new favorite book.
WOTV has been featured in Marie Claire magazine and has over 10,000 followers on Twitter, Facebook, and all the aforementioned media. Its members’ blogs additionally garner around 1,000,000 hits per month on www.womenontheverge.net
To mark its terrible twos, members will tweet messages from midnight to midnight on September 16th that complete the phrase: I am #ontheVerge because… (please use the hashtag to be included n the conversation.)
“Whether they are on the verge because of a job or because of traveling off the beaten path, women will find they are not alone during the Twitter-a-thon,” says founder and member Ana Lewis. “Last year we got hundreds of tweets. It took us 24 hours to get through all of them. It was phenomenal.”
This year the Twitter-a-thon will be open not just to WOTV members but also to anyone who is or becomes a follower of WOTV on Twitter. New followers that want to tweet can do so by using the hashtag #OntheVerge. The format is as follows: I am #OntheVerge because …
Lewis named the community WOTV because she’s always felt like she’s growing, learning, curious - or on the verge. “Plus, the term always made me smile,” she says, adding their methods have always been a little bit tongue-in-cheek.
Women on the Verge was founded in September 2009 by Lewis in Tucson, Arizona. Lewis previously belonged to an online community for work at home moms where she found valuable support on how to balance work and family life. However the site didn’t provide information about who she was interacting with. So Lewis started Women on the Verge, featuring profiles of all participants. She later launched a WOTV Twitter account, and attracted more than100 followers on the first day. WOTV now incorporates all sorts of social media, and continues to grow its members and audience.