OK – So you’ve signed up – but you are not quite sure how to get others to sign up in your area so you can find a great yard sharing partner.
If you haven’t read this page and done these things first – Please do!
How do I start an area yardsharing group or a private yardsharing pod?
OK – Now that you’ve read through those ideas, let’s focus on twitter. This assumes you have a twitter account and you have developed your lists and connections. How to do that is beyond the scope of this how to but if you would like some help here’s a few great videos on Twitter:
Twitter in Plain English by CommonCraft
How to Use Twitter by Howcast
So here’s how you let folks know about yardsharing in your area or neighborhood. You can get as specific as you want. Either tweet about your general area group or your own yardsharing pod.
Write a short tweet something like:
Seeking yardsharing partners in Denver.
Go to the Denver group page on hyperlocavore and copy the url.
Use a url shortener like hootsuite.com to get a short url
Add that to your tweet – so now you have:
Seeking yardsharing partners in Denver. http://ow.ly/2ghgx
In this case I will make the town, neighborhood or area a hashtag…in this case Denver
So it looks like this:
Seeking yardsharing partners in #Denver. http://ow.ly/2ghgx
And I will add a few other hashtags:
Seeking yardsharing partners in #Denver. http://ow.ly/2ghgx #gardening #colorado
OK – That’s it… try tweeting this message at different times during the day. You can also add “PLS RT” – which is a request that people ‘retweet’ the message so it reaches farther.
Seeking yardsharing partners in #Denver. http://ow.ly/2ghgx #gardening #colorado #food PLS RT
Keep your tweets well under 140 so that people can retweet without losing any content.
So that’s it! Easy peasy!