I’ve been living under a rock lately — first I missed Nate Day organized by the Moggit Girls, and then I almost missed the Ottawa TweetUp last night. Luckily I crawled out from under the rock just in time to attend!!
Custom Home Interiors hosted the TweetUp, and there was a great turnout — Kimberley Seldon and her daughter Raleigh were there, Mart Taggart (editor of Ottawa At Home magazine), a bunch of local bloggers (dh designs, girlaboutOtown, Lisa Goulet Design, M2JL :: Studio, Moggit Girls, Sonya Kinkade Design), and many other talented Ottawa-area peeps. We mixed and mingled and ate snacks and drank wine and there was lots of chatting and laughter. I’ve never seen so many iPhones and Blackberrys in one place!!
Kimberley gave us some examples of how using Twitter has helped her business, and she shared these Twitter Tips:
- 30% of your tweets should be about you and give some insight into who you are. Let people get to know the real you.
- 30% of your tweets should be about your business (assuming you have a business you want to promote).
- 30% of your tweets should be thanking people who mention you in their tweets. Share the love!!
I have no idea what to do with the remaining 10% of your tweets, but I’m sure you can figure out something :-)
And here’s something I just learned in the last couple of days that Kimberley explained last night. If you add a hash mark # to the front of a word (for example, #ottawatweetup), the word becomes a searchable link. When someone does a Twitter search for #ottawatweetup, it’ll bring up every tweet that includes #ottawatweetup. You probably already know this, but as I said at the beginning of this post, I just crawled out from under my rock so it’s news to me!!
If you want to hook up on Twitter, I’m @JAXDD. Tweet me!!
I can help you make your home be what you want it to be. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.291.2491