We're sure you've heard a lot of talk about #HandmadeHour, but maybe you're unsure of what it is, how to take part or why you should be joining in? Not to worry, you've come to the right place! Before you get started, why not give the @HandmadeHour and @HMNation Twitter accounts a follow?
#HandmadeHour is an extremely popular Twitter networking session which runs on Twitter every Wednesday from 19:30-21:30 BST and every Sunday from 20:00 until 21:00 BST. The session is a fantastic way to get your products out there, connect with both crafters and those looking to purchase handmade products and generally chat with like-minded, awesome individuals!
There's many reasons for taking part in #HandmadeHour. Thousands of handmade business owners and customers from across the world join in every week giving you a huge reach which is difficult to get anywhere else. With such a large wealth of knowledge coming together; if you have a question, query or concern then chances are someone else will have been in a similar situation and can offer you first-hand support.
The #HandmadeHour hashtag regularly trends in the top 10 in the UK during it's weekly sessions and has also been seen to trend in parts of the USA! If these reasons aren't enough for you, the #HandmadeHour hashtag consistently receives a reach of between 80 and 100 million Twitter accounts across the world week on week. That's a lot of exposure for your products!
Taking part in #HandmadeHour is simple. To start with, you need a Twitter account. From there, all you need to do is post your images, products or questions including the #HandmadeHour hashtag in your tweet and your tweet will be seen by all those taking part in the session. To see what other's are saying, simply click on any of the #HandmadeHour hashtags. On the results page select 'live' if you're on a desktop, or 'all' if using a mobile device, and you will be able to see what people are posting in real-time. Alternatively you can use the Twitter search bar to enter #HandmadeHour and see what others are posting, or just click this handy link!
There are no restrictions to the number of tweets you can make in one session, but be sure to search through the hashtag to see the other amazing crafts on display and if you like a product, share it with the world! We're all about helping each other which is why #HandmadeHour is such a fantastic community, we're all here to help you!
Following the success of #HandmadeHour and the ever-increasing number of followers in different time zones, a new session has been added which will hopefully help suit others' needs a little better! #HandmadeHourUSA runs on exactly the same principle as #HandmadeHour, except using a slightly different hashtag. The session runs every Wednesday from 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST. You can find the live stream using this link