I had registered for a Twitter account when I set up all my other social media profiles for Your Cosy Home but hadn’t done anything with it as to be honest it scared me.
But last Monday I decided that I would make an effort to try & understand what Twitter was, how it worked & how I could use it to promote my new business Your Cosy Home.
I started by making a list of a few of the different hours that took place on twitter and the one that fit in most with me was #womaninbiz which took place weekdays between 6-7pm. The businesses there & the host Rae were lovely to me & made me feel really welcome. It was a real shock coming from Facebook that people responded to your tweets and re-tweeted your posts.
I came back each night & started to recognise some of the businesses & got to see their gorgeous work. There are some fabulous small businesses out there if you just look.
The first one that came up to enter was a #QueenOf award which is run by Andy Quinn from @AquaDesignGroup. Female business owners can tweet him with the #QueenOf on a Thursday between 9am-9pm with why their business is unique & special.
To cut a long story short I was totally flabbergasted when I found out later that evening I had been chosen as a winner for that week. That evening & the next day my twitter account went into overdrive with lots of lovely people re-tweeting my business & sending me congratulations.
It was an amazing feeling to be part of a community that supported each other.
Since last Monday & put in a good few hours a day talking to people & in the week I was amazed that I had actually managed to get 223 followers within just over 7 days of networking.
My target of 1000 by the end of July now looks a lot more do-able.