The Game of Like and the Great Pumpkin

The Game of Like and the Great Pumpkin

I’ve learned there are three things you don’t discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.

Playing the Pre-Holiday Facebook: Game of Like has been a fantastic ride.  Started on October 18, 2011 this Game of Like has transformed social media ‘newbies’ into experienced Facebook Page Admins.  Besides the ‘liking’ of each others’ pages, many new social media skills are taught and celebrated.

Players have been encouraged to

  • Read a book on Social Media
  • Make a 5 image Holiday Banner for their Facebook Page
  • Take and upload a video to a Facebook Page
  • Collaborate on a project with another Facebook Page owner
  • Engage with other admins
  • Upload a picture of themselves working
  • Engage in conversations on their own wall
  • Learn how to use Twitter
  • Write a blog post
  • and more

Each player is already a winner of the Game of Like by playing, engaging and learning new skills.  To keep the game moving, daily challenges are posted on the Facebook Page walls of the two co-hosts, More In Media and Idea Girl Media, as well as on the Facebook Event wall.

On Monday October 24 a challenge went out for the players of the Game of Like to ‘pick up some tools, pick up a pumpkin and carve a pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern representing their business’.  

Boy, did our players love that.

Idea Girl Media and I are so proud to be playing with such great players in the Game of Like and we couldn’t let this achievement go by unnoticed.

Please enjoy this wall of freshly carved Jack-O-lanterns, representing the best-of-the-best on Facebook Pages and in the Game of Like.


 Ohh. You didn’t tell me you were gonna kill it!


So what about this Great Pumpkin?

The ‘Great Pumpkin’ is the reward at the end.  It represents what all the Pre-Holiday Facebook: Game of Like players are chasing – to be crowned Grand-Prize Winner of the (first) Game of Like.

There he is! There he is! It’s the Great Pumpkin! He’s rising out of the pumpkin patch!

You can still get in the game to compete for the Great Pumpkin.

To join the Game of Like, go to the event page on Facebook here.

To read more about the initial thoughts behind the game, the rules and the co-hosts, read the official announcement post here.

To see some early achievements completed and to see who the front-runners in the Pre-Holiday Facebook: Game of Like are, read this.

To learn how to integrate Twitter in your Pre-Holiday Facebook: Game of Like strategy, read this blog post.

Did you like the Jack-O-Lanterns?  

Did you like the creativity?

Can you believe these players learned a new skill while doing something fun and creative?

Leave us a response if you like these Jack-O-Lanterns, and the incredible creativity, or if you want to join us in the Game of Like!

‘No innocent pumpkins were harmed in this experiment’


Dorien Morin-van Dam

Dorien Morin-van Dam

Social Media Consultant at More In Media

As a social media consultant at More In Media, I support small to medium size businesses in local markets to help them build a loyal, local following online.

I am a busy mom of 4 kids (3 teens) and 3 Labradors and I am Dutch-born and American-by-choice. I love to walk, run, read and cook vegan meals.

My blog was named a ‘Social Media Examiner Finalist: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2016’ and I am very honored to have made that Top 20 this year after 5 years of blogging.

I am contributing writer to AgoraPulse, and my articles have been featured on Yahoo News, Social Media Today, Curatti, Steamfeed, Ten to Twenty Parenting and several other online publications.

Dorien Morin-van Dam

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