March 6, 2011

My #BlueTICK.

So I'm looking for interesting people to follow on Twitter, and occasionally I'll see someone with a little blue tick next to their name. Sometimes the person is a celeb, and sometimes it's someone I never heard of. More often the latter as my own ignorance continues to fascinate and astonish....
And I'm like, ooh, what is that blue tick all about...? Of course its Twitter's 'verified account' proving that that person is the real bonafide actual person. And it's really necessary cuz there's a lot of imposters out there who could take advantage of unsuspecting (and possibly also ignorant) folks like me. So the blue tick is a GOOD thing!

But to's more than that. It's a sign of awesomeness. A sign that you're worth following on Twitter. I don't know why, cuz I almost never follow people with little blue ticks (mostly cuz I'm terrified) and there's a TON of tweeps worth following who have no little blue tick. If Twitter gave me a little blue tick I'd be all like "mommy lookit me and my little blue tick!" hopping up and down. There's no way I'll ever get one anyways, cuz no one would ever imposterize* me.....except for me. Ha.
*made-up word

So I've made my own little blue tick. It's sole purpose is to make me feel special. It doesn't have any identity-verification powers whatsoever!
I even made you a badge of the #BlueTICK. If you should suddenly needing reminding that you're special and worthy of following, feel free to grab it and verify yourself!

And I made a TWIBBON too - If you wish, you may stick it on your profile pic on twitter to be #BlueTICK SELF-VERIFIED!
It's FREE.

If Charlie were to verify-himself as awesome and worth following with this #BlueTICK Twibbon, it might look something like this.

UPDATE: There are now over 250 #BlueTICK Twibbon supporters on Twitter and Facebook which is kinda interesting.  Although silly on the surface, it seems to have resonated somehow.

I tried to keep track of everyone by creating a #BlueTICK List on Twitter, so if you're look for self-verified awesome, just follow the list. If your name is missing, just give me a mention and I'll add you.

PS. I drew this post riding on a very fun convo I had with some lovely people on twitter today. You know who you are.
PPS.  I do love my self.

#BlueTICK gear is now available in my Zazzle Shop.



  1. Well now that YOU'VE said I'm special, I guess I really am! Your blue tick looks a little angry...did someone say he wasn't special?

  2. After what Serene said, I am just going to say,

    Yeah, what she said!!!!

    Even as a copy cat, I am still special thanks to your Blue Tick! ^-^

  3. Hee hee!

    It took me a minute to get it. I thought "Hey! It's a bug! It has six legs!"

    Then it dawned on me: checkmark = tick = bug.

    Clever. :)

  4. I was a bit ticked. That I wasn't ticked. But now I can be. Ticked. Thanks JC
    (and you are special with or without the tick!)

  5. Awwww! I love it! Now, I'm verified! Hells yea!

  6. I want to *Like all the comments above, but that would be very FB of me, which is a completely different shade of blue; Then I thought *hey, I don't have a uni-brow!
    I love the rad hand positions
    So I can make this my avatar now? *Love it
    All I ever wanted was to belong to a Twitter clique (hehehe)
    The Animated Woman rocks!!!!
    ((hugs)) from @lauratoogood

  7. This is perfect!!
    We don't need them to verify us!
    we'll verify ourselves

  8. I love the "Blue Tick"!! At First I thought you were talking about the Cartoon Character but I like yours so much better.

  9. @ multitaskingmumma - Are you sure you are who you think you are? It's another existential nightmare unfolding on my blog!!! AAAAEEEEEAAAAUUUUGGH-oof!! *runs away screaming, crashes into wall*

  10. This is a million kinds of awesome and then some. VERIFIED. I love it. @openbookjen#BlueTickVERIFIED

  11. that badge is all kinds of awesome! LOL

  12. This is awesome! That is all.

  13. I checked with my mom and she has verified I am who I say I am. She also said something about me spending way too much time on Twitter, so I blocked her.

  14. It's fab, so I'm going to incorporate the badge into my Twitter background later today. Thank you!

  15. This is hi-larious! I WANT a little blue tick Not the one Twitter gives people, just yours. On the other hand, I was wondering if he also sucked blood or anything, as he has six legs, large teeth and a devilish look. Not that I would necessarily reject the blood sucking blue tick... it just makes the stakes more interesting.

  16. Thank you for validating all of us!!! Now, I feel special!!!

  17. Are you inviting us to ride you? To tick you? Why do you want me to verify myself? Is this the Twilight Zone?

    What have you done to me???

    ツ my cyber house rules dot com

  18. It's so much cooler than the verified-account tick. I've always known I'm special and worthy of being followed at Twitter...Now I have a *BLUE TICK* TO PROVE IT! Thanks! xo

  19. I was led here by @JackieCross who has the #blueTick on her avi pic and I asked her why she had a blue penis crawling on her face. LMFAO!

    It's brilliant. Fucking brilliant! Can't wait to add it to mine! LY!

  20. I saw this around twitter today.

    Kind of loving it!

    I'm verifiable....or is that certifiable? hmmm. hehe