Friday, 19 September 2014

List of Twitter Hours for Crafters, Creatives and Etsy sellers

Hello everyone,

To celebrate reaching my 5000th follower I thought I would write a post about Twitter hours. Lots of people contact me who craft and ask what is the best way of getting your products 'out there' on Twitter and known about. I think the very best way, as with all social media outlets, is to build a relationship with those you tweet, post interesting things, interact with others and post about a variety of things such as what you are making in your shop, interesting articles which relate to what you do (for example London Fashion Week if you make clothes) and some personal posts too to what you are up to so that your followers can get to know a little bit more about the seller behind the products.

Twitter hours are also a fantastic way of reaching a wider audience and I regularly participate in different 'Tweet Hours'. The idea is that at a certain time people use the same hashtag and tweet about their shop and their products and retweet and interact with others who tweet about their products resulting in everyone reaching a much wider range of people. I is a fantastic way of cross promoting as if I have lots of followers based in Dorset and I am retweeted by someone who lots of followers in London I will then get see by their followers. The tweet hours are usually themed and there is a tweet hour for nearly everything but this list is what I have put together for crafters and Etsy sellers. Participating in these 'tweet hours' will put you in touch with people with similar interests which mean when you are retweeted their followers are likely to also be followers in your target market. It would be almost pointless tweeting to a tweet hour which does not apply to your shop.

Here is a list which I have put together of relevant Tweet Hours, please feel free to share this blog post with others by please do not copy my list without linking me as I have worked hard to put this list together for you all. The times are GMT /BST times. I have excluded tweet hours which I have found to be inactive or not very active.

**I will keep updating this post and adding in more tweet hours**

To participate use the hashtag in your tweet and then interact and retweet others who are using the tweet.
For example you could put: "What do you all think of my new painting LINK #handmadehour"

Tip: Adding a photograph to the tweet is likely to get you more retweets.




Monday


6pm-7pm

#wineoclock #womaninbiz - Use both hashtags in your tweets. This is a general networking hour for women in business.


7.30 - 8.30pm



#CreativeHour - Run by the Clearly Crafty Community 

#FBLikeHour A networking hour for promoting your Facebook page, a useful way to get more followers. You are expected to follow everyone else on Facebook too.


8pm-9pm

#creativebizhour For creative businesses 


8-9pm 

#vintagewedhour For vintage sellers, wedding sellers and brides looking for vintage items for their wedding tag.

#HorseHour

8.30pm - 9.30pm 

#buyonlinehour For business who sell online including craft businesses and Etsy shops.

#Ecocreatehour -For lovers and creators of eco friend art and craft items.

9pm - 10pm 
#FempreneurHour - For female entrepreneurs
#britishbizparty
#UKlatehour - On every week day night, for U.K businesses 

10pm - 11pm

#EpicOnEtsy - For Etsy Sellers


Tuesday


All Day

#talkT

5pm - 6pm 

#EpiconEtsy For Etsy Sellers

6pm-7pm


#wineoclock #womaninbiz (use both hashtags in your tweets, this is for women in business)



7-8pm

#TeaHour - For tea related businesses!
#GeekHour

8pm - 9pm

#FBLikeHour A networking hour for promoting your Facebook page, a useful way to get more followers. You are expected to follow everyone else on Facebook too. - There is some debate over if this is now on Monday or not.


#WeddingPlanningHour - For people planning weddings but also for suppliers of wedding items

#PhotographersHour 


#UpcycledHour

#EarlyYearsHour - Sellers of baby, toddler and preschool products and also Early Years bloggers. 

9pm - 10pm 

#Smallbizhour - Tuesday 9-10pm #smallbizhour
#UKlatehour - On every week day night, for U.K businesses 


Wednesday



6pm-7pm

#wineoclock #womaninbiz Use both hashtags in your tweets. This is a general networking hour for women in business.


7.30pm - 9.30pm

(not just 1 hour) #handmadehour - This is one of the biggest tweet hours to take part in if you make handmade items. 

8pm - 9pm


#OrganicHour 

#WebHitsHour - Great way to get more people to view your website, blog, Etsy shop etc

#WoofWoofWednesday - Pet networking hour - If you have pet (particularly dog) related items

#Yagym - Twitter hour for individuals, businesses, crafters who speak welsh. All tweets must be in Welsh

#ArtistHour - Chat to other artists and share work

#Remadehour - For makers of upcycled products



8.30 - 9.30pm


#WedHour - For wedding chat. Perfect for brides and grooms but also for wedding suppliers to share their wares

9pm - 10pm 

#weddinghour - Not just for handmade products and also for brides talking about their weddings but a great place to also let people know about your handmade wedding product


#UKlatehour - On every week day night, for U.K businesses 

12pm - 1am 

#handmadehourUSA The United States version of Handmadehour run by the same people. Perfect for those in the states or if you are a night owl!

All Day

#EpicofEtsy - For Etsy Sellers

#WeddingWednesday - For all things wedding related!

Thursday

9am - 9pm

#QueenOf - General networking hour for women

6pm-7pm

#womaninbiz #wineoclock Use both hashtags in your tweets. This is a general networking hour for women in business.


7pm-8pm 

#ladiescoffeehour

#CraftHappyHour 

8pm-9pm

#JustaCard - New Twitter Hour as part of the "Just a Card" campaign. Open to all makers. Chat as well as sharing and promoting products.

#makedoandmendhour 

#vintagefamilyhour

#makehour 

#bridehour #bridebible - Use both hashtags in your tweets. This is for brides who are looking for items for their wedding days and also for wedding vendors to promote their venues, wedding photographs and makeup artists etc as well as craft and vintage shops who sell bridal items

#EtsyUKsellers  - For Etsy sellers in the U.K

8.30 - 9.30pm

 #Twittersisters For female business owners to network with one another


9-10pm 

#MumpreneaurHour - For entrepreneurs who are also mothers 

#UKlatehour - On every week day night, for U.K businesses



11pm - 12am

#EpiconEtsy - For Etsy Sellers

Friday



12.30 - 1.00pm


#HHLunch

6-7pm 

#wineoclock #womaninbiz Use both hashtags in your tweets. This is a general networking hour for women in business.


8pm - 9pm

#Retailhourtime
#UnsignedHour - For unsigned artists

9-10pm

#babyshoweridea 

#UKlatehour - On every week day night, for U.K businesses 

10pm - 11pm 


#EpiconEtsy - For Etsy Sellers

#DogHour - Might be useful if you sell dog related products

Saturday


5-9pm 


#EpiconEtsy - For Etsy Sellers


Sunday



5pm - 7:30pm

#SBS - One tweet only to Theo Paphitis who will then choose 6 of his favourite to feature. Tweet what your business is about to @TheoPaphitis


7pm-8pm

#ladiescoffeehour

#crafthour For all things craft! Perfect place to share your work

#womaninbizhour Similar to #womaninbiz but at the later time of 7-8pm. This runs at the same time as Craft Hour and if you are selling craft items they encourage you to use both #crafthour and #womaninbizhour in your tweets.


8pm-9pm

#babyhour 
#handmadehour
#EquineHour - Useful if you sell equine related products


8pm-11pm 

#EpicOnEtsy-  For Etsy Sellers

Any time

#GirlsWhoCanHour - Weeknights 7-8pm apart from Thursdays

#promotingwomen

#FPSBS - Use this hashtag in your tweets and you will be retweeted by @TeamFreddiePig who has a large following

Tweet Hours for Bloggers

Tweet hours for those of you that blog. If you run a creative business this is also a great place to find out about blogs which you might be able to do collaborations with or who might be happy to feature you.

Beauty Bloggers - Wednesday and Sundays 8-9pm #BBloggers
Blog (General) - Tuesday 9-10pm #BlogHour
Blog (General) - Monday 8-9pm #LoveYourBlog 
Blog (General) - Monday 7-8pm and Friday 8-9pm #BloggersDoItBetter
Blog Photos - Thursday 9-10pm #BlogPhotoChat - Chatting about blog photography
Book Bloggers - Tuesday 7-8pm #BookBloggers
Cruelty Free Bloggers - Thursday 9-10pm #CFBloggers (Please note this is a No- PR bloggers network)
Fashion Bloggers - Mondays and Thursdays - 8-9pm #FBloggers
Food Bloggers - Thurday 8-9pm #FdBloggers
Lifestyle Bloggers - Wednesday and Sundays 7-8pm #LBloggers
Mummy Bloggers - Friday 8-9pm #MBlogChat
Parent Bloggers - Sunday 9-10pm #PBloggers
Teen Bloggers - Thursday 9-10pm and Saturday 8-9pm #TBloggers
Vloggers - Thursday 8-9pm (Video Bloggers) #VloggersChat




Regional Tweet Hours



Andover - Wednesday 7.30 - 8..30 #AndoverHour
Basingstoke - Thursday 3-4pm #BasingstokeHour
Bath - Tuesday 9-10pm #Bathhour
Bexley - Thursday 4-5pm #BexleyHour
Blackburn - Monday 8-9pm #BlackburnHour
Bournemouth Monday 8.30pm - 9.30pm #bournemouthhour
Bradford - Thursday 8-9pm #BradfordHour
Brighton  Monday at 8.30pm - 9.30pm #BrightonHour
Cardiff - Wedneday 8-9pm #CardiffHour
Cheshire Monday 8-9pm #CheshireHour
Cornwall - Wednesday 8pm - 9pm #CornwallHour
Cumbria - Monday 7pm - 8pm #CumbriaHour
Derry - Tuesday 9 - 11pm #DerryHour also Monday 8-9pm #DerryBizHour
Devon - Wednesday 8pm - 9pm #DevonHour
Doncaster - Tuesday 8-9pm #DoncasterHour 
Dorset - Monday 7.30pm - 8.30pm #dorsethour
England - Sunday 9pm - 10pm #Englandhour
Exeter - Thursday 8-9pm #ExeterHour
Forest of Dean - Wednesday 8.30 - 10pm #ForestofDeanHr
Glasgow - Tuesday 7-8pm #GlasgowHour
Halifax - Thursday 8-9pm #HalifaxHour
Hampshire - Tuesday 8pm - 9pm #HampshireHour
Harrogate - Monday 8-9pm #HarrogateHour
Herford - Monday 1pm - 2pm  #HerefordHour
Huddersfield - Thursday 8-9pm #HuddersfieldHour
Ireland -Wednesday 9-10.30pm  #IrishBizParty
Isle of Wight - Monday 8.30 - 9.pm and Wednesday and Friday 11am - 12 #WightHour
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Kent - Tuesday 8-9.30pm #KentHour
Leeds - Thursday 8-9pm #LeedsHour
London - Thursday 8-9pm #LondonHour
Louth - Tuesday 8.-9pm #LouthChat 
Manchester - Thursday 8pm - 9pm #ManchesterHour
Nottingham - Thursday 8-9pm #RobinHoodHour
Oxfordshire - Wendesday 7-8pm #Oxfordshirehour
Powys - Monday 8-9pm #PowysHour
Preston - Monday 8-9pm #PrestonHour
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Rugby - Thursday 8.30 - 9.30 #RugbyHour
Stockport - Monday 8pm - 9pm #stockporthour
Sussex - Thursday 8.30 - 9.30pm #sussexhour
Tyrone - Monday 9-11pm #TyroneHour
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Wales - Sunday 8-9pm #WalesHour
Wiltshire - Tuesday 8.30 - 9.30pm #WiltshireHour
Worcestershire - Monday 8-9pm #WorcestershireHour
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York - Thursday 12noon - 1pm #YorkHour
Yorkshire - Wednesday 8-9pm #YorkshireHour
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Anyone know of any others? Please post in the comment section below!


If you found this useful please share with others be that you local Etsy team, your twitter followers etc.


Hope this helps!

The Dorothy Days X 
https://twitter.com/thedorothydays

12 comments:

  1. Hey Rachel! Love this! And congratulations on your 5269th follower (todays count ;) )

    Our #btnetsyhour is always up for welcoming any etsy sellers, we chat all things etsy with a bit of promo.

    also #brightonhour on a Monday 8.30 - 9.30 is also good.

    Finally #TALKT which is take a look tuesday (all day) is a great one for creatives too!

    I'm going to share your post in our forum to help out our members too! :)

    Karli

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  2. I didn't know there were so many. A few I already knew of, but there seems to be plenty of opportunity for everyone.

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  3. Thanks Karli I have added those to the list.

    Charlotte - There are lots of tweet hours! I will keep adding if I find any more that are good for creative people. If you have any to add that I have missed please do let me know :)

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  4. This is such a useful list!! Thank you for sharing this :) x

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  5. Glad that you found it useful Emma, thanks so much for your comment!

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  6. This is so useful! Thank you for collating the list and sharing - there are plenty of hashtags here I need to get onto! X

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  7. Thanks for your lovely comment Monica, hope that these hashtag hours help you!

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  8. I will keep updating this list as I find out about more hashtag hours so please bookmark!

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  9. Thanks for mentioning #SmallBizHour - I may be biased because I host it, but it has to be among the best Twitter chats out there for weekly small business discussion.

    Please do come along on Tuesday at 9pm. The topics are different every week. :)

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  10. Hi Rachel,
    I've just found this list, it's really useful! I'm still trying to get my head around twitter! I can't work out how come that when I put a listing up in twitter, sometimes it includes a photo with the link and sometimes it doesn't!

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    1. Glad you found it useful Jan. I also wrote a post about Twitter basics and how to participate in Twitter hours and chats which you can find here: http://thedorothydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/twitter-basics-and-twitter-hours.html

      I am not sure why it sometimes shows and sometimes doesn't. I normally save the image and then upload it to the tweet each time to make sure the photo shows as photos and pictures are so important for tweeting :).

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  11. Oh my word! I googled twitter hours to use as a promotional aid for my book (no, I'm not here to advertise it here so I won't mention names) and your post came up. This is awesome! Everything I was looking for and in one place. What a lady! Thank you for doing this and keeping updating it. I'm off to follow you on Twitter now and scream thank you again. (I'll be the AngelKneale that follows you on Red Nose Day) :-)

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