If you’re new to Twitter, you may just think of it as a way for celebrities to embarrass themselves in 140 characters or less. But the micro blogging platform has informative, fun uses for us non-celebrities too. As a blogger, host and brand ambassador, I spend at least two hours a day on Twitter. I hope to build my presence there in the next few months as I share events and milestones like my journey turning 40, as well as events for AT&T, Walmart, Macy’s, Therapist Thommi Odom and America’s OBGYN, Dr. Drai. Based on my experience, here are 7 Tips to Have Fun at Your First Twitter Party.
What is a Twitter Party?
A Twitter party is an online event presented by a blogger or brand to promote an event, new product, feature or sale.
You can use your computer, tablet or smartphone. Participants find it convenient and fun to attend a party without getting dressed or leaving their house.
At a set date and time, a Twitter party host (@MommyTalkShow) a brand (@CaraBNaturally) invite people on Twitter to have a conversation. Tweets or message are super short, less than 140 characters and have a designated hashtag.
The hashtag is a search term that lets you see what people are saying about a certain topic. Think of it like a team shirt. You know who’s playing for each team by the color they wear. You know who’s attending which Twitter party or talking about a trending topic by following the same hashtag.
Twitter Party Prizes
7 Tips to Have Fun at Your First Twitter Party
1. Set up free account on Twitter with an email, username and password.
Your real name (ex. @SallyJones) may be taken. Think of something funny or creative. You can also change your Twitter name later if you’d like.
2. Follow party hosts and sponsors. To follow the party hashtag click the search window.
For instance, when you search #mycarab you’ll see my Tweets promoting the Cara B Naturally twitter event.
3. Reply to the hosts and sponsors. See if there’s a Twitter list to help you follow the party.
I created this list featuring @MommyTalkShow @CaraBNaturally for the 2013 Twitter event. To keep you from getting overwhelmed, you will only see our tweets.
4. Retweet (share) the host’s and sponsors tweets during the event.
5. Answer the host’s questions to qualify for prizes.
6. Use the hashtag in all on your replies.
7. Be kind, gracious and relax. You don’t have to reply to every question or every tweet. Be social. You may meet a new person or learn more about a brand.
Do Twitter parties sound like fun?
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