How to Get Shaquille O’Neal to Follow You on Twitter @THE_REAL_SHAQ

If you are a Twitter addict, and/or an NBA/Shaq addict, chances are you know that Shaq recently joined Twitter @THE_REAL_SHAQ. Most people know what the NBA is…if you don’t know what Twitter is, here is a quick explanation: Twitter is a micro-blogging site that allows you to network, build friends, and share what’s happening in your life at the moment. You can read more about Twitter here: 11 Reasons Why I Love Twitter. It’s real simple, to tweet on Twitter you just answer the questions: What are you doing?

The other day I bet a friend lunch that he couldn’t get @THE_REAL_SHAQ to follow him on Twitter and I’m afraid to say that today, I owe that friend lunch. So if you are a Twitter addict and want to get Shaq to follow you, here is how you do it.

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1. Start off by telling a friend (@atraine) of yours that Shaq is now on Twitter and that there are already something like 11k people following him and that he is only following less than 300 peeps.

2. Egg your friend on by saying something like…I’m going to get Shaq to follow me, you think I can do it?

3. Let your friend reply with something like @mollermarketing If you get Shaq following you, I’ll take you to lunch.

4. Start tweeting @THE_REAL_SHAQ things like this:

@THE_REAL_SHAQ hey Shaq, my friend said if I get you to follow me, he’ll take me to lunch – can you hook me up please 🙂

@THE_REAL_SHAQ just one little follow from an avid basketball fan 🙂 I’ll cheer hard for you guys when you’re in Utah playing the Jazz

@atraine working at getting @the_real_shaq to follow me – I like Happy Sumo

@THE_REAL_SHAQ hey man, I’m still hoping for that click of the Follow button! My friend doesn’t believe it will EVER happen!

@THE_REAL_SHAQ how do you feel about the Knicks getting Lebron? Will he turn that team around?

@the_real_shaq has 10,904 followers – I’m still hoping to get a follow and lunch from @atraine

5. Brag to your friend that soon enough Shaq will really start following you.

6. Be persistent and keep tweeting Shaq and tweet friends of Shaq

@PhoenixSunsGirl can you convince @the_real_shaq to follow me @atraine says no way; I want to show him twitter is about who you connect with

7. Get Shaq to click on the Follow button…@THE_REAL_SHAQ is now following you.

8. Send an email like this to your friend (edited a bit for privacy).

When we going to lunch? Check out the recent email!
—–Original Message—–
Subject: THE_REAL_SHAQ is now following you on Twitter!

Hi, @mollermarketing
THE_REAL_SHAQ (THE_REAL_SHAQ) is now following your updates on Twitter.
Check out THE_REAL_SHAQ’s profile here:


9. Send the following tweet to Shaq

Special Thanks to @phoenixsunsgirl Just one the Shaq Attack Challenge from @atraine – I can taste the Happy Sumo now thx @the_real_shaq

10. Go to lunch on your friend and eat lots of sushi

There you have it. The real life tail of how a little known internet marketer overcame great trials and reached his goal…getting Shaq O’Neil to follow him on Twitter, thereby getting a free lunch! Congrats Nate Moller.

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P.S. Shaq, can I get a follow too?

4 thoughts on “How to Get Shaquille O’Neal to Follow You on Twitter @THE_REAL_SHAQ

  1. Andrew Melchior says:

    @Nate Moller: You are the man…thanks for accepting the Shaq Attach Challenge and man did you dominate it! I’ll look forward to lunch soon!

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