Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Twitter Party

 Well, I was invited to participate in a twitter party last night. It was being hosted by prissygreen. Karissa of prissygreen blog had contacted me and another organic beauty business owner. The topic of the party was Sibu beauty. Beauty from the inside out. I was so excited. I read up on all of Sibu's products, learned about tweet chat and tweet grid and was ready to go. 

Even though I'm on vacation right now in CA, and getting ready to attend my stepdaughter's wedding I put time aside to contribute to this twitter party. 

I got all ready with my laptop, tea, and notes and was ready to go! I logged into the tweet chat room 10 minutes prior to the party starting and sat in anticipation of chatting with women about natural beauty. Well, the party started and as I began to tweet I realized my tweets were not showing up in the chat room. Karrissa and the other panelist tweets were not showing up either. I began to investigate why, and 4o minutes into the party I figured it out. You have to make sure that in your profile on twitter you do not have your tweets protected.  I sent a direct message to prissygreen letting her know, but it was too late. She was tweeting out questions for prizes and was keeping the party rolling. 

I tweeted several times as I had so much I wanted to share about the subject. It was very amusing as I only had about 20 minutes to share. I'm sure persons in the chat room might have thought I was a bit looney as the party was really winding down and I was tweeting away about beauty from the inside out.

Not all was lost though, I gained 90 followers on twitter, I learned that I can perform and think constructively under pressure. As I figured out on my own how to fix the problem and did not panic. I gave myself a pat on the back when it was all over and had a whole bar of organic chocolate as my tweet. (little twitter humor)

Im going to plan a twitter party in the near future for all my Joyful Girls. I think it will be fun to chat with everyone, give away organic product and other fun stuff. 

Let me know if your interested by leaving a comment here.

In the meantime check out prissygreens blog at  Karissa does a great job review eco friendly green products. Her blog is a great way to learn about being green and participate in some great giveaways.

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mineola said...

Shelly, sorry the tech got in the way! You were inadvertently made into something like a mime- that must have been a bit frustrating. But the neat thing is just what you did- realize that technology is just that- a powerful tool for reaching out to new audiences & there will be some bumps along the road. :D

Nancy said...

I also joined the twitter party last night. It was my first and I found it rather hectic trying to use multiple tools to read, send and see all the tweets. That aside, I found it interesting but would have liked to hear more from the panelists (and they all learned about not protecting their tweets!). I would be interested in doing it again as I am trying to integrate more green items into my lifestyle.

karissa said...

Your a doll!

thank you so much for sticking it out. I know it was a rough way to go. Peter was still happy, and knew it was somewhat out of my control, and yours of course!

I later found out that twitter has my hashtags blocked from being seen by others! augh! had I known!
anyway, thanks again Shelly! If you need any help with the party, let me know!

Priscila said...

oh im so glad I found your blog !I have been looking for some "green" resources!!!
If you want check out my blog for a giveaway Im having...

The Daily Dose said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to have found you. Do you have an etsy site, or a web shop? I would really like to check out your line of products ;)