This week’s guest blogger is Vicky from Yorkshire Farm Shop www.twitter.com/YorksFarmShop
On Wednesday night at a few minutes to 8pm I volunteered to be the guest blogger for #YorkshireHour. Yorkshire Farm Shop has only been in business for the last 3 weeks and since we have started we have always been on #YorkshireHour, it’s great to see some many like-minded people in one place. Since we have started we have had a massive amount of support from #Twitter, in just 3 weeks we are now on 699 followers which we think is amazing. Our first orders have been mainly from #Twitter and I am sure #Yorkshirehour has had a hand in that helping us raise our exposure.
I have little secret to confess on here, I am from Lancashire and my husband from Lincolnshire but we met each other in Yorkshire and live here now. Even though we are not from Yorkshire, we love it, we have made it our home and we have established our business here. We’re massively proud of where we live and love supporting local Yorkshire businesses. We believe people should celebrate what they have on their doorstep rather than going further afield. On Wednesday I was very exhilarated to be the guest blogger and was trying frantically to keep up with all what was going on.
I must admit when we are on #YorkshireHour I do feel really hungry (lots of delicious produce being talked about), fancy a drink (lots of fabulous wines, beers, teas, coffees and cordials catch my eye) and I always come off it thinking we need to book a holiday (lots of nice places to go)! I hope you won’t hold it against that we weren’t born here but we’ve adopted #Yorkshire and we hope it’s adopted us – (hope so because my mum and dad have moved here now!)
Here’s my favourite tweets from the evening, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
Mark Woolley@CountryCordials Delighted to announce the Official Release of this Year’s “Wild #Yorkshire Elderflower Cordial” on #Yorkshirehour Tonight – 1st in the Know.
Love this one as think it’s great to let #YorkshireHour be the first to know – plus all week I have been asking hubby Adrian what an elderflower looks like as I had fancied picking some!
Was completely baffled on the night as no idea why @YorkshirePantry had wrote the following tweet.
The Yorkshire Pantry@YorkshirePantry Not sure that mixing zombies and #yorkshirehour is a good idea. Marketing on one screen, severed hands and gore on the other…
But if you see the tweet earlier that night, it explains he was multi-tasking and watching The Walking Dead.
Thought the next tweet was very sweet of this Yorkshire mother. Yorks of Thirsk@yorkstea Please someone make my sons @GCussons day he’s only got 1 follower and that’s me #yorkshirehour It would be ace if we could get him a few more so anyone reading the blog, go on make him smile!
My last and one of my favourite tweets and what I think this should be the strap line for #YorkshireHour is: Rudi the Camper@RetroHolidays @YorksFarmShop #yorkshirehour rocks! But be warned – it’s highly addictive…Shh don’t tell anybody…
Vicky Yorkshire Farm Shop
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Thanks Vicky! I’m thrilled to bits to hear how #yorkshirehour is helping your fledgling business and I wish you all the very best!
I really enjoyed reading your post and I only have one thing to add to your summary, which is… We trended again this week! We were above the hashtag for the tweets relating to the big football match that was on at the same time. Oh, and if, like Vicky, you’re setting up a new business, don’t forget, Aspinall Ink can help with professional photography, website design, copy for websites, sponsored blogs, reviews and PR. Just drop us a line via our ‘contact us’ form.