Are you excited about our London BlogCamp next week?
Us too! *hops up and down a bit*
We want to help all the bloggers attending get the very most out of the day, so here’s a bit of a heads up on how you can use Twitter to boost your BlogCamp experience.
First off, the don’t…
Don’t spend all day with your nose 2 inches from your smartphone, so you forget to speak to anyone else. Remember: peeps first, Tweets later, okay?
And some do’s
Make sure you’re following @tots100 – we’ll be Tweeting some of the key information and tips from the event, and we’d love you to RT them. This means during presentations, you’re free to give your attention to the speaker – as a presenter, nothing is more depressing than giving it your all, and looking up to see only the tops of people’s heads, because they’re all Tweeting.
Add the #BlogCampUK hashtag to your Tweets during the day. This increases your visibility to new people who are following the event.
If you Tweet a key snippet or soundbite from the event, use the speaker’s @ name in the Tweet – there’s a good chance they’ll share it with their own followers later, and it’s nice for your followers to be able to follow the speaker, too.
If you Tweet at a speaker, put a full stop before the @ mention so all your followers can see the Tweet (not just those following the speaker already)
Tweet pictures as much as words. Tweeting pictures is a great way to share the event atmosphere and appeals to people’s nosy natures! Remember to @ mention the people featured in the pic, too, and they’ll likely share your Tweet on their own timeline.
Follow up after the event with a blog post and Tweet out the link using the event hashtag. One nice trick is to make a ‘crowdsourced’ post and use Tweets from the event in your post – if you do this remember to @ the contributors on Twitter to let them know they’re included.