Justin Sayfie responds to my post about the #pfla hashtag

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Didn’t know if you all read the Godfather’s comment on the back-end of my post about the need for #pfla hashtag, so let me re-post Justin Sayfie’s response in its entirety:

Peter,

Many thanks for the kind words. They are very much appreciated.

No offense taken at all to your suggestion about the #pfla hashtag. I think it’s well known by many that I am an active Republican, however, the Sayfie Review website has been decidedly nonpartisan for the 7+ years of its existence. Many prominent Democrats like Sen. Bob Graham, CFO Alex Sink, Congressman Kendrick Meek, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, State Senator Dave Aronberg, House Minority Leader Ron Saunders and many others read the Review regularly to get their Florida political news.

Likewise, the #sayfie hashtag was created so that anyone tweeting about Florida politics could have their tweets exposed to our uniquely influential audience (and likely pick up new followers) via the Review’s “TweetLounge.”

I think the creation of the #pfla hashtag is an excellent idea, as it will allow Twitter users to find content with a certain perspective and geographic area (Florida). And as you say, use of one hashtag does not preclude the use of another. Tweeters who use the #sayfie hashtag are promoting their own personal brand to the Sayfie Review’s significant bipartisan audience (over 5 million page views in the past 12 months from all 50 states), and we’re currently developing ways to increase the personal brand promotion for tweeters who do continue to use the #sayfie hastag.

Stay tuned…..

Good luck with the #pfla hashtag. With your determined advocacy, I have no doubt it will be a success.

Cheers,
Justin

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.