Friday, August 5, 2011
On August 4, 2011, The Blast Furnace was officially "Burgh Verified" by BoringPittsburgh.com. So, what does this mean? Well, The Blast Furnace has been welcomed into the Pittsburgh cyber community. We are now able to use the ✔ *Burgh Verified* tag in our twitter profile and have been recognized on the Master List of Burgh Verified Official Members. The Blast Furnace is listed among the pantheon of Pittsburgh bloggers, tweeters, businesses, institutions, and celebrities such as Souf Oaklin fo' Life, McGinnis Sisters, Turners Premium Tea, PghLesbian24, and Troy Polamalu.
How does one get verified you ask? First, one must follow @BoringPGH on twitter and nominate yourself with a tweet about your interest in becoming Burgh Verified. The Boring Pittsburgh committee then votes on membership. The Blast Furnace had the arduous task of lobbying the committee for access into this exclusive community. After minutes of deliberation, Boring Pittsburgh bestowed the honor of Burgh Verification to The Blast Furnace. The tweet that I believe put us over the top: @pghblastfurnace Batman watch in full force. did they dig up all these "security guards" from Diesel? bunch a jags #batburgh, which they promptly retweeted to their 4,618 followers.
Some of the benefits of being "Burgh Verified" is placement on their master list and eligibility for fun games and other special stuff on BoringPittsburgh.com. This also could increase our followers on twitter, facebook, and the blog. T-shirts are also available, but seem somewhat difficult to obtain. T-shirts would fit perfectly on the backs of Blast Furnace contributors.
It is comforting to know that former Pirates backup 1B and Baseball Tonight analyst Orestes Destrade's handsome profile will be listed alongside of Pittsburgh's finest 140 charactersmiths. Special thanks goes out to The Blast Furnace contributors and followers, BoringPittsburgh.com, and Gibbons Beer for making this possible. We are very excited for this new opportunity to spread our good word.