18 June 2012

Sewing Social Twitter Chat!


Hey,  how about we get together for a Twitter chat next Sunday?

One of the best things about the online sewing community is how friendly and interactive it is. And yet, as posts, comments and replies are temporally staggered, there is a sense in which the conversations are interrupted and don't flow as naturally as they could (well, as natural as is possible online). So how about we try to have an online meet-up in real time through a Twitter chat?

When?
Sunday 24th June
8 - 9pm London / 3 - 4pm New York / 12 - 1pm LA etc
(with apologies to the people who will be asleep!)

Where?
On Twitter using the hashtag #sewingsocial
My Twitter name is @TillyVanilly if you want to follow me ready for kick off.

What shall we talk about?
How about we have a chat about why we sew. What does sewing mean to you? What inspires you to sew? Why do you enjoy it? What made you start sewing? What's the best thing about sewing? What frustrations do you have with sewing and how do you overcome them? Why should other people try sewing?
And if that gets boring (as if!) we could always move on to other topics.

Hoping you can join me and I won't be Tilly No Mates on Twitter!! If you'll be there, do help spread the word in advance so we get a nice group of people together. If it's good, perhaps we could turn it into a monthly date? I'm sure we can think of loads of topics to discuss!

28 comments:

  1. Nice idea! Count me in (@EvaNtouli)

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  3. Nice idea! Count me in as well :D (@Rhi_Graves)

    I'm pretty new to this whole blogging malarkey so an online meetup sounds like a great plan :)

    http://stitcherhi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. If the time works out for me, I'm in Melbourne, Australia, I'll be in there.
    I'm Allegravintage on twitter. I was thinking about quitting twitter as I don't really interact with anyone, I just read posts. But I'll give it a go. Good idea tilly.

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  5. I've just added you on twitter [lo_ts] i'll hopefully try and take part if we're not out in a rowing boat!

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  6. Love it-my whole reason for blogging was sew socially so I'm in. That's 5 PM Melbourne time if anyone's wondering..

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    1. Ooh nooo it's 5 AM Melbourne time. So sorry that I couldn't find a time to suit everyone :(

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  7. Oh I would love to join! I'll try and help spread the word and I can't wait to talk to everyone and meet new blogger. Thanks for thinking of this!

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  8. Great idea! Sadly, bloggers in Asia will be having sweet dreams :)

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  9. HAH maybe this will be the impetus I finally need to actually do something with my sad, lonely Twitter account?

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  10. Yay! Great idea, Tilly! I'm at @dolly_clackett, and I'll be there! x

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  11. Great idea, count me in! @robynsnest_

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  12. Count me in as well! @melody_mae

    Awesome idea - I feel that blogging can often be really antisocial, if anything! And what with captcha's leading people away from commenting, it's a great idea.

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  13. Sounds good, count me in @MarieK83!

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  14. Hmmm... I signed up for a twitter account but have never used it before. Maybe this should be my introduction to twitter?

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  15. Count on me -- great idea! :-)

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  16. I'll be there, if I remember :)

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  17. Great idea, though I'm quite new to twitter @SewMentalMama

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  18. Hey Tilly,

    I totally want to be a part of this but I'm new to Twitter. I just created an account (mmadalynne) but how will I be able to find you and all the other ladies tomorrow? Do I simply type #sewingsocial into the search box or is there something else I should do to get in on the chat?

    Sincerely Always,
    Maddie

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    1. Hi Maddie
      Yes, the idea behind hashtags is that if you search for them Twitter will show you a list of all the posts using that hashtag - so effectively we can all have a conversation at once.
      Exciting!

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    2. Got it! Talk to you then!

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  19. See you there! @katie_r_fry

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  20. Very looking forward to it, Tilly!!

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  21. how did i miss this? so glad i saw your tweet today!

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  22. Love this idea! I'm on @lifeofseams, as soon as I work out where the hash key is...

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