Our first ever Guest blogger: Ellen Davies http://www.twitter.com/@el_l_davies gives her experience of #Yorkshirehour
Well, where to begin? I’ve worked as a Civil Servant for just over 6 years now but I am looking for a fresh challenge by changing my career. My biggest problem has been that I’m not really sure what other fields of work I’d be good at so I’ve tried to focus on things I like the sound of. After various careers advice sessions, the most useful piece of information I have taken away is to gain as much voluntary work as possible so I can see whether I’ll be good at the job as well as making lots of new connections and gaining knowledge from their experience.
I’ve been focusing on trying to gain marketing and social media experience so of course joining Twitter seemed an obvious choice.
Whilst learning the Twitter ropes, I stumbled across #yorkshirehour at around week 8.
I was fascinated by the concept of all these amazing Yorkshire people and businesses, getting together in one easy location so every Wednesday night since, I have popped on Twitter at 8pm to see what has been happening.
Through previous #yorkshirehour evenings, I have had the opportunity to do some work for three brilliant York businesses as well as meeting the co-founder of #yorkshirehour Angie Aspinall, who has given me some hints and tips on how to promote myself as well as the opportunity to join the #yorkshirehour group on LinkedIn.
Tonight, through Angie, I was honoured to be the guest blogger for #yorkshirehour. I’ve never done a blog before so I was a little apprehensive but excited none the less
I was overwhelmed by how fast paced it was. I’ve previously only dipped in and out of the hour and read tweets at the end of the night, so to see ’20 new tweets’ popping up on my screen as I frantically tried to reply to the lovely messages I was getting was a hard but exhilarating task!
It was touching to be asked questions about what I do and see my tweets being re-tweeted by people who genuinely want to help their fellow Yorkshire folk out.
At 9.15pm I was reliably informed that we had 3,024 tweets using #yorkshirehour but hopefully this will have grown in the time I’ve written this blog.
Some of my favourite tweets of the night have to be;
It’s good to hear this week that people in #yorkshire are more friendly than elsewhere in UK. Did we need telling? #yorkshirehour
@Lord_sugar should be looking at #yorkshirehour for a business partner, not at #apprentice candidates – so much good business going on here
Gift Gallery York@GiftGalleryYork
You’ve missed the first half @ellyfyork, but jump right in, the second half will be just as busy! #yorkshirehour
Literally anything you may need for biz can be found here, why on earth would you go elsewhere? #Yorkshirehour
I also have to mention the fantastic Twitter banter that was going back and forth between @YorkMysteryPlays2012 and @YorkAdventurers during #yorkshirehour it really made me laugh.
Finally I’d just like to say thank you very much to my new followers and to all the people that gave me advice and support tonight.
I’ve lived in York all my life (31 and a bit years) and sometimes I’ve questioned whether it’s been a good thing not to have moved away. #yorkshirehour has confirmed I’ve made the right choice on staying put!