#Yorkshirehour is open for business - Wednesdays 8-9pm
A virtual place - but a real time - to promote your Yorkshire business, club or group.
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 - and I got busy promoting it.
How does it work?
When it gets to 8pm on Wednesday, people start tweeting about their Yorkshire business, group, club and add our hashtag, #Yorkshirehour.
For example:"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 you can 'follow' and say 'hi' to any you think might be relevant to your business or in the case of Tea & Tarts, look like potential WI members.
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 some way?
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 Yorkshirehour, if you can. That way we might be able to avoid the spammers and pornbots - if only for a few weeks.
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: http://aspinallinkblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/yorkshirehour/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
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