When Haboob Haikus made the news all the way in New Zealand, we started to realize this Twitter challenge of ours was really taking off!
Who could have guessed that #HaboobHaiku would end up yielding more than 500 stories in worldwide media outlets?
It was covered in the Arizona Republic, Washington Post, New York Daily News and the Huffington Post – not to mention being discussed on CNN, the Weather Channel and NPR’s Morning Edition.
The results were, to quote the New York Daily News (@NYDNBooks
), “sort of awesome.”
They were even talking about haboobs in Minnesota – a state where, apparently, they don’t deal with much dust because local readers were instead asked for their best humidity haikus
Besides the media coverage we heard plenty of great feedback from the Twittersphere … @BlazingLily
said, “#HaboobHaiku just might be the best hashtag ever.”
Which brings us to the haikus themselves … today we’re asking you to help us pick a favorite!
But, don’t worry; you won’t have to go through the hundreds of poems we received on Twitter
, e-mail and the blog
. We already read every single one and managed to narrow it down to the top 15 (a difficult task ... they were all great!).
You can vote once per day through next Thursday and we’ll announce the winner on Friday, June 29. We can’t promise a prize, but the winning Haboob Haiku will be featured in a special way!