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Nemo



Joined: 14 Aug 2008
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Location: Norfolk

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:37 pm    Post subject: Twitter - first booking Reply with quote

Now I know some here have had lots of bookings via Twitter, but I finally have my first, absolutely definite, booking with Twitter as the source. Very Happy

It drives a good chunk of traffic to my website, but I've never been able to pinpoint an actual booking from that source. Now I'm a very happy fishie. Laughing
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Cassis



Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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Location: Normandy/Pays de Loire border

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good on you! Smile

I hope you didn't have to spend too much time in the Twittersphere at the expense of other stuff. I decided to pack it in, as for our B&B where individual bookings are relatively low value it wasn't worth the effort. There is no #Francehour never mind a #Normandyhour to give it focus, and I was wasting massive amounts of time on Twitter up until a couple of years ago. I just dip in occasionally when I've time nowadays.
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Nemo



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I don't wastetime, but I do spend limited time on twitter chatting and connecting with people at various hours. I regard it as part of my "down" time! Wink
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CarolineH



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Location: Nr Dinan, Brittany, France

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried, but can't seem to get the hang of tweeting (makes me feel a bit of a twit)

I can't find things to say regularly enough ...

Congratulations, Nemo, I think we all feel satisfied when someone gets custom without the big boys Very Happy
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French Cricket



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
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Location: French Pyrénées

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, Nemo - it's great to hear that your hard work is paying off.

I've decided to give Twitter a miss - I think it's less evidently useful for those of us working effectively in two languages and in more - um - remote parts of the Twittosphere Laughing . I've had a look at what gives for the Pyrenees - not much - and for the Ariège - almost nothing ... which means there are no useful networks to plug in to or people to connect with.
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Nemo



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarolineH wrote:
Congratulations, Nemo, I think we all feel satisfied when someone gets custom without the big boys Very Happy

Thanks. Smile It's clearly not for everyone and I appreciate it would be hard if as you say FC, you can't find much about your region etc. We must always put our energies, where we think we can gain the most value. I'm more than happy with my progress on social media in the last year. Wink
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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a guide to Twitter from Promote my Place last week, it is probably on their blog page. I don't tweet anywhere near often enough.
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Casscat



Joined: 05 Jul 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, well done! Very Happy

Twitter is not for me, but congrats for spending the time on developing your presence and getting a result out of it.
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tavi



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done nemo greeat news.

i'm still a newbie on twitter and really still not sure what use iit's going to be to me:)

Like fc - I feel limited by the two language/remote area scenario.

I did see something called #holidayhour today though....wonder if that might be of use.
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Mouse



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Nemo...you must fee chuffed to have this booking if only to prove that people are looking at your details. Let's hope it's the first of many.

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Nemo



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed. I wasn't convinced my market would be found on twitter, but just goes to show, guests can be found everywhere. Wink
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FelicityA



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, Nemo!

I am afraid Twitter is just a step too far out of real life (by which I mean in terms of time consumption) for me. But it seems to have come a long way from 'this is my lunch' (image of plateful attached) and 'OMG I have just seen the fattest woman ever!' sort of comments. I spend long enough in front of a screen as it is but I am really pleased when someone gets one over on the 'big boys' and I hope it expands and expands I will be left behind in the social media race I fear although I am doing Facebook, which I resisted for a long time.
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rosebud



Joined: 14 Mar 2012
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Location: Steyning, West Sussex

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Nemo! Very encouraging ....

My Google Plus posts go onto Twitter automatically on a daily basis. When I have a bit more time I will try to do more on Twitter ...
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Nemo



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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had a quick look at your Google+ page rosebud - it's lovely and very inspiring. I know you've done the course, but is there a simple programme or software you use to post them automatically? I've tried a few different programmes and none of them were ideal. I don't post as often on facebook now, so I have linked my fb posts back to twitter which just helps keep twitter ticking along.

I've had a facebook booking today too, just from someone doing a simple google search. There's no question that if you put the time in, then social media pays dividends. Smile
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rosebud



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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nemo - thanks!
I am using 'Friends Plus Me'
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