I opened my Inbox last night to discover a notice from Twitter about my 5th “Twitterversary.” (Has it really been five years?) I got an account on January 12, 2010, with little expectation of ever using this social media platform. After attending a political conference that summer, I began to tweet more. Little did I know that within five years I’d have a decent following or that I’d be teaching fellow activists how to effectively tweet about conservatism.
Here are some of my most popular tweets:
Everyone assumes that I only tweet for a living. (Quite the contrary.) Twitter has enabled me to share my perspective on issues, promote friends/like-minded people, promote my organization’s events, and articulate conservatism in 140 characters or less. It’s a powerful platform, so never discount its value.
Because of my tweeting, I’ve been featured in Drudge Report, Twitchy, Politico, National Review, and other outlets. Use Twitter well and you shall be rewarded!
If you’re not already on Twitter, I recommend you sign up. Happy Tweeting!
Check out my latest article at Counter Cultured entitled, “Kudos to Actress Katherine Heigl For Practicing Responsible Gun Use.”
Below is an excerpt:
Actress Katherine Heigl – best known for starring in 27 Dresses , Grey’s Anatomy, and The Ugly Truth – recently tweeted about her trip to the gun range to prepare for her role on NBC’s State of Affairs.
There hasn’t been much backlash for Heigl’s tweet. Surprisingly , this is not the first time Heigl has gone to the gun range. In 2010, she reportedly did some target shooting while preparing for her role in the film One for the Money.
Continue reading at Counter Cultured.
I was quoted in Daily Caller‘s “The Mirror” about Chelsea Clinton’s baby:
“What if Chelsea Clinton’s child becomes a Tea Party conservative????? Political socialization can sometimes backfire.” — Gabriella Hoffman, northeast regional field director, Leadership Institute. (Slightly premature and over the baby’s parents’ and grandparents’ dead bodies)
Just saw this…apparently I was quoted in FishbowlDC on October 1st?
Here’s what they wrote:
Words to live by…
“Know what keeps me sane living in the DC area? Boasting an outsider mindset in the Beltway. Resist urge for power and remember your roots.” — conservative blogger Gabriella Hoffman. Just moments before this whopper of wisdom, she wrote, “My page is 8 likes away from 1,100. Connect with me on FB if you haven’t already.”
It’s quite odd that they pay attention to minute details. Still, I find it neat that my tweets and quotes about conservative politics continue to land in publications.
Don’t be afraid to speak out.
I often talk about the power of Twitter on my social media outlets. I cannot stress it enough. One tweet or retweet can carry immense sway and even land in an article or news story.
So, that happened to me again.
Jill Lawrence of National Journal, which is no bastion of conservative thought, borrowed one of my tweets in order to write why it was appropriate for President Obama to insert himself in the George Zimmerman trial. Lawrence took great issue with being “dangerously conservative.” (It’s called having a sense of humor.)
Below is the excerpt:
Inevitably, conservatives charged that Obama was stirring up controversy needlessly, and showing bias against whites. “Remarkable that the president of the United States continues to fan the flames on George Zimmerman. #StopTalkingSir,” tweeted Republican strategist Brian Walsh.
“Can this president and his ilk get over race? You’re dividing and destroying this country with your race-baiting—making Karl Marx proud,” tweeted Gabriella Hoffman, a regional field coordinator for the Leadership Institute who describes herself as “dangerously conservative.”
Yet for the black community, Obama’s remarks were more than four years overdue. After the Zimmerman verdict, they pleaded with him to say something commensurate to their pain over this case—to speak not just about race but about racism.
Wonderful news – I will pen weekly op-ed columns on Campus Reform Online (CRO)–Leadership Institute’s news publication–each Sunday starting May 19, 2013. For those of you who don’t know, CRO is the #1 source for campus news.
Here’s more about Campus Reform:
Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America’s leading site for college news.
As a watchdog to the nation’s higher education system, Campus Reform exposes bias, abuse, waste, and fraud on the nation’s college campuses.
Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students.
Campus Reform holds itself to rigorous journalism standards and strives to present each story with accuracy, objectivity, and public accountability.
They will focus on higher education and leftist abuses on campus. Many CRO stories have caught the attention of the Drudge Report and similar news outlets. Be sure to look out for them starting next Sunday and to follow stories my co-workers report on at CRO.
If you’re a college student and want to send a tip about a leftist abuse on campus, email email@example.com.
LIKE Campus Reform on Facebook and follow them at @CampusReform.
Tomorrow I embark on a nine-day journey to the Northeast. I will traverse the region and visit students in Boston, New Haven, NYC, and Newark. Sadly, this territory isn’t kind to travelers of the conservative persuasion. But in the name of freedom and liberty, we must do our best to reclaim it – especially universities there.
To quote Lord of the Rings: “…there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
Not all young people are goose-stepping Obamanites. The countless students I meet and work with are frustrated by this administration. Nevertheless their enthusiasm, their energy, and their indomitable spirit to advance conservative principles on campus will propel our movement in the right direction.
I couldn’t ask for a better or more rewarding job than this. My students in the Northeast give me hope. I empathize with them because I too was a conservative student in a heavily blue state. I know how difficult it is to advance a conservative message on campus.
That being said, we can and we must take back our campuses. Conservatism is still worth fighting for there. Don’t give up!
If I come across anything interesting or newsworthy, I’ll be sure to blog about it here. Be sure to follow my musings on Facebook or on Twitter at @Gabby_Hoffman!