We’re going to try out a new thing on Twitter called #FolksyHour.
What is it?
The idea is to give you all one specific hour a week when you can tell people on Twitter what you’re making, creating, thinking about, and selling in your Folksy shop.
When is it?
We’re planning to run it on Tuesdays from 8-9pm, and tomorrow (Tues 9 February) is going to be the trial run! If it’s a success then we’ll make it a weekly thing.
How does it work?
We’ll start off a discussion on Twitter introducing #FolksyHour and then you can reply or tweet using the hashtag #FolksyHour. The hashtag means anyone who clicks on that hashtag can see all the conversations and posts under that topic.
Having had a look at other similar hours on Twitter, they can get a bit ‘spammy’, with people just tweeting their products and prices. Our experience is that buyers don’t respond well to that kind of promotion, and they unfollow people who do that too much.
So it would be brilliant if we could make #FolksyHour more interesting – make it the time when buyers and sellers can find out more about you, your work and the making process, and discover handmade products that are exactly what they’re looking for!
To help I’ll ask some questions over the hour that you can reply to. To give you a chance to prepare some tweets or pics, the first conversation will be to introduce yourselves and say what made you start your business, then we’ll talk about what you’ve been making that day, and then what ideas you’ve got for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve made any Pinterest boards with collections from Folksy makers that are on the theme of Valentine’s Day, it would be great to share those too. I’ll also be asking what you would buy your valentine from other shops and why, so if you’ve got a favourite Valentine thing from someone else’s Folksy shop, that would be great.
We’d love as many of you as possible to get involved, so hopefully see you there - tomorrow from 8pm!
And don’t forget to use the hashtag #folksyhour or we won’t be able to see your tweets!
In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions.