Tweet! Tweet! We hope if you are attending or think you might want to attend the Southern Bloggers Conference you’ll join us Monday, October 8th at 8:00 for the Southern Bloggers Conference Twitter Party!
Now all you have to do is start finding your friends or tribe or whatever you like to call those weird people that like the same things you do…oh wait that might include us…;)
Of course we’d love you to follow us: meetuatthefence
as we will be hosting the party along with Kelly of Eclectically Vintage and of course the Southern Bloggers Conference!
Now let’s talk about how to party on Twitter and discuss the infamous…HASHTAG.
It’s amazing what this (#) little symbol can do for you on Twitter.
The Hashtag will open up a whole new world on Twitter. Anytime you see a word proceeded by a # in a tweet, just click on it and it will reveal a list of all tweets associated with that hashtag…cool huh?!
It might be something like #crafts or #DIY or #recipes or #summer…the options are endless. You can even create your own hashtag.
Here’s the one to use for the Southern Bloggers Conference Twitter Party:
So how does the party work? Now that you are all signed up with your Twitter account….
just log onto Twitter at 8:00 PM EST this Monday, October 8th.
Make sure you are following us and the Southern Bloggers Conference, and then watch your feed. When you see us welcome everyone to the party in a “tweet” and you see the #SoBC2012 hashtag in our tweet, just click on it and now you’ll only see tweets for the party! It’s time to jump in.
Give a quick hello, introduce yourself and be sure to include the #SoBC2012 in your tweet. This will keep you connected with the party and make sure that all party goers see your tweet! It help to keep it in copy and just paste it in. Parties move fast…so don’t get discouraged!
It’s that easy…well except for the fact that Twitter only allows you 160 characters including the hashtag. So, you’ll learn to use your words carefully. This is one time where symbols and shorthand it perfectly acceptable. If you want to address someone directly in the chat, make sure to put the @ symbol and there username. It should pop up automatically if you are following them. You can also just select “Reply” to a tweet and Twitter will know to @ them in the tweet.
So are you convinced? You ready to jump on the Twitter Train and party with us Monday night? Are you a little nervous about how it all works? Well, don’t be!! We’re all here to have a great time and we’ll make sure you have one as well! Just remember your #SoBC2012 hashtag in your tweet and start partying!
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors has a fabulous post up as well on three different ways you can use Twitter! Be sure to check it out!