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#Easter #LinkedMoms Chat Tonight


Happy First Day of Spring! Clearly, my daughter looks a little less than impressed with the get up I put on her a couple of years ago. No, I am not some crazy mama that dresses up her kids and pets just for a laugh. Or am I? Well, I guess you need to come to our chat tonight to find out. I am super excited for March to explode into April showers and flowers and Easter because honestly I am tired of the cold weather. It’s so snowy here still. But at the same time it hasn’t been consistently cold enough to have endless hours of skating fun and hot chocolate and tubing. I say if you are going to live in Canada and do winter embrace it with zest and passion. So typically in years gone by we have spent hours skating outdoors. Well, this year all the rinks melted. While my kids got to go tobogganing I did not. It was a dud of a winter and now it has overstayed its welcome. So I say bring on the spring weather and let’s chat all things Easter. Bunnies and chocolate and special meals and family, and even an Easter Egg hunt. Bring it on. Bring your pins and posts and tips and thoughts to our twitter chat tonight. Let’s talk Easter!

Hosted by @downshiftingpro

@inkscrblr and @linkedmoms

At 8 p.m. on Twitter #linkedmoms

I can’t wait to share some of the incredible pins I am pinning to my Spring Showers Pinterest board. What will you be doing this Easter?


March Break Madness – #linkedMoms

It’s almost time. Can you believe it? How is it possible that it’s almost March Break? 

Well, regardless of where the last two months have gone, the fact is March Break is right around the corner and what on earth are you to do with all that spare time? (Chuckle)

Well, there isn’t any spare time here at my house. For sure. My oldest daughter, Payton, performs with Original Kids and she is in the March break run of The Little Mermaid Junior Musical. So we have been there every week for the last two months – three days a week – and the play is almost ready for the big reveal. Well, I hope it is anyways. Fingers crossed and break a leg etc. (Wait now I know where my time went. Three days a week, two months, You do the math.)

Tonight @downshiftingpro and I @inkscrblr hit the twitter circuit again with the LinkedMOMs chat at 8 p.m. EST. So bring your best ideas, links thoughts and concepts. We want to know what are you doing for March break? Sigh _ I wish I were heading off on a plane to some exotic locale. But that’s another chat, another time, same channel. 


 Are you in a play, like my daughter? Or a tournament like my husband and other daughter? Will your kids chill? Or head off to day camp? Will you travel? Sightsee? Head to Nasa like we did two years ago. Or hit a museum exhibit like we did one March break when the amazing King Tut exhibit was in Toronto at the AGM.

Maybe you will find yourself walking Las Vegas Boulevard? 

Bring your brains, your wit and your happy twitter fingers, and we will happily chat March break madness with you tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Don’t forget the hashtag #linkedmoms. See you there!

What Is a Twitter Party?

Twitter is a social media platforms that give followers a real-time update using in 140 characters.  Twitter has become a go-to source for information, whether, it is local news, celebrity updates, contests, motivational quotes or brand information.  Twitter has become a needed and versatile tool for national brands.

A Twitter Party is a focused – and fun – tool to get your message out.  A party can be held anytime during the day with early afternoon and evening being the most popular time slots.  LinkedMom has established the Wednesday 8 pm – 9 pm EST timeslot every week.  This means that every week, we hold a twitter party or chat at that time. Each week, we continue to build our audience and followers and we even have some regulars attend.

Our Twitter Parties are hosted by Margarita Ibbott @DownshiftingPro and Paula Schuck @Inkscrblr, two well established and savvy social media experts with considerable followings on their own. LinkedMoms also has expert guest panellist to  make sure that the information you get is the best.  For a brand Twitter Party, we require full participation in the party which provides the opportunity to engage with our followers directly and their fans.  If gives your brand more exposure as well as helps you acquire more twitter followers and Facebook Likes.

How does a twitter party work?

Besides having at a set time, we have a unique hashtag – #LinkedMoms. We ask our participants to follow the conversation with this hashtag so everyone will see each others tweets and follow the conversation.  We will also add customized hashtags for specific topics (#organize, #homeschool #BrandName).  We have a set plan.

Tools to help you manage the stream

In order to follow the Twitter Party conversation, we provide custom Tweetgridto make following a twitter party much easier.

The four panels have different feeds so you can keep track of your handle, the hostesses handles, the brands handle and the #LinkedMoms hashtag.  The speed of the tweets can be adjusted to suit your reading style. Here is a 3 minute video to explain how to use TweetGrid


Or if you don’t want to watch everything on different panels, you can always try TweetChat.  This is a single panel format that lets you plug in the # and then see what is in the Twitter stream.  This can also be adjusted to slow down the feed.


What are the benefits of attending a twitter party?

Twitter parties can be targeted to a specific target market or they can be used to broadcast a message. The biggest benefit is the amount of impressions and the overall reach.  Every time a tweet is sent out, it is measure in impressions or however many people saw that tweet in their feed.  When you multiply that by 50-150 participants, you are creating huge impressions in a short period of time.

What are the benefits for a brand to sponsor a twitter party?

For a brand, it is a quick and easy way to communicate your message en masse.  So you have a very focused campaign that you can have our followers disseminate for you!  Participation can vary but introducing prizes can be a big boost. So consider giving away product, coupons or services to the participants to thank them for taking the time to participate.

You can also drive traffic to your Facebook page, your blog and your website.  We have great ideas on how this can work for you.  Please contact us for more details on hosting your sponsored twitter party.

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