#Yorkshirehour is open for business - Wednesdays 8-9pm
A virtual place – but a real time – to promote your Yorkshire business
My Twitter friend, Helen Massey and I were both active on Twitter during ‘#scotlandhour‘ and she tweeted, “If there’s a #scotlandhour can we have a #yorkshirehour too?” From my Aspinall_Ink account, I said, “Of course.”
And so, Helen and I chatted about it – and then named a day and an hour - and so #yorkshirehour was born.
How does it work?
When it gets to 8pm on Wednesday, start tweeting about your Yorkshire business and add our hashtag, #Yorkshirehour.
- “We’re freelance photographers and journalists based in West Yorkshire #Yorkshirehour”
- “#photography #travelwriting #foodreviews #Huddersfield #Yorkshirehour”
- “I tweet about #chickens #allotments #wildfood #cooking and #WI”
Then, hop onto the search box on Twitter and search #Yorkshirehour to see what other Yorkshire folk are promoting.
Then, ‘follow’ and say ‘hi’ to any you think might be relevant to your business (or look like interesting tweeters).
Don’t forget to then check your account for new followers and say thanks – and see if you want to follow them back. This isn’t about everyone following everyone else so, no ”Follow me - I follow back” tweets please. We’re talking ‘quality’ not ‘quantity’: will the new followers help your business in someway?
- As Twitter is live; remember to keep retweeting your original welcome tweet so people can see who you are and what you do/make/sell – no matter what time they join us.
- Please avoid using the word ‘follow’ in your tweets during Yorkshire hour, if you can. That way we might be able to avoid the spammers and pornbots - if only for a couple of weeks.
- #Yorkshirehour is a weekly event on a Wednesday. Please don’t add the hashtag #Yorkshirefollowladder to #Yorkshirehour tweets. (I was the first to use #Yorkshire #followladder but that was the hashtag for a one-off Sunday night event.) Another reason not to add #Yorkshirefollowladder is that it uses up a lot of your 140 characters!
You’ll be amazed how many new followers you’ll get and business contacts you can make in an hour – and all from the comfort of your own home. So, please start retweeting links to this blog post like crazy and join us on Wednesdays if you can.
We hope you’ll join us and make it a successful event.
Angie and Helen