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10/01/2012 by

ViralBlog: It All Started With MyFootballClub

We’re proud to announce that ViralBlog is nominated for the third-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs Contest hosted by Social Media Examiner.

ViralBlog: It All Started With MyFootballClub

After 4,5 years of sharing viral ideas and social trends, our weekly Viral Friday and already 4 years in a row AdAge Power150 ranked, it’s great being aknowledged by another inspiring and influential blog: The Social Media Examiner.

The crazyness all started with a journalist in the UK, who thought he could buy a football club just with crowd funding. And some football minded marketers responded by sharing their love for virals and social media…

It resulted in this first posting which was written by ViralBlog’s founding father Igor Beuker.

In this posting Igor quoted: ‘I really hope that MyFootballClub will make that football history.’

Guess what? After 4,5 years the crazy idea is still alive: over 50,000 fans can call themselves a club owner. Together they have a 75% share in Ebbsfleet United F.C.

MyFootballClub’s promise: paid members can control the club through a democratic voting process, conducted just over the internet.

On the footballing side of things, the Fleet enjoyed their most memorable moment in more than six decades, clinching victory in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium, a 1-0 win over Torquay United in front of 40,186 fans proving enough to take home the silverware.

Check the video of the final below:

So you can say that MyFootballClub is pretty succesful, thanks to all those fans who are willing to financially support this great initiative.

It’s also great that ViralBlog is on the shortlist for becoming the Best Social Media Blog, but as Pierre de Coubertin (Founder of the International Olympic Committee) once stated:

L’important dans la vie ce n’est point le triomphe, mais le combat, l’essentiel ce n’est pas d’avoir vaincu mais de s’être bien battu.

Meaning: for us it’s not about winning, it’s about expression our passion on viral and social conversations.

Off course you guys are desperately asking yourselves:’But where can we vote?1″

Sorry, no voting in this competition! The winner will be selected based on the quality of their content, the frequency of their posts, reader involvement and the blog’s ranking.

So keep on reading, commenting, tweeting and liking ViralBlog! And grazie mille for your support the last 4,5 years…


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