Help me find Mark Doty

This is how I envsion it would start off.  Hi Mark Doty.  This is Mark Doty.  Do you want @markdoty?

Confused?  OK, let me back up.  My name is Mark Doty…and much to my chagrin (and a google search), I am not the only Mark Doty in the world.  There are many Mark Doty’s out there.  Computer Engineer Mark Doty’s, Sales Mark Doyt’s, Marketing Mark Doty’s…Mark Doty’s for everyone.  And then of course, me Mark Doty.  But if you do a Google Search, the most popular Mark Doty is not me, but rather a famous American poet.  Here is a link to his Wikipedia entry.   It’s kind of interesting to see how many time the ‘other Mark Doty’ comes up in a Google Search.  So, he seems to be the most famous Mark Doty.  But you know one thing that he does not have?  The twitter handle @markdoty.  You know who has it?  This guy (spoiler alert – it’s me).

But, having that twitter handle means I get a lot of mentions…for the ‘other Mark Doty’ on his speaking tours, new books, etc.  Here is a sample from yesterday:



This is a sample of what I seem to get whenever Mark Doty is going out to the public.  But unfortunately, he does not receive any of these notifications…I do.  So I have decided that I would like to give my Twitter handle to him, so he may receive these in the future.  I rarely use Twitter to post…rather I use it for my source of news and information – take that Google Reader.  And I am not that into my ‘own personal brand’ to care about having my twitter handle.  So, I have tried to reach out to Mark Doty on his website, but no response.  I actually DM’d a few folks on Twitter but did not receive anything back.  So, aside from replying to everyone who is favourting or retweeting his tweets, anyone have any idea how to connect with Mark Doty?

If you find Mark Doty, can you tell him Mark Doty wants to give him @markdoty.

BTW – no charge for the handle.



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