Did you know that if you can’t attend a WordCamp, you can still participate?
I wanted to attend WordCamp San Diego but wasn’t able to. Not one to need a personal invitation when it comes to anything WordPress, I decided I would inject myself into WCSD via social media.
Twitter to the rescue.
- Learn hashtags — WordCamp events take advantage of Twitter hashtags to easily aggregate a focused newsfeed. For WordCamp San Diego the hashtags were #WCSD and #WCSD2017
My strategy on Saturday and Sunday was to periodically check the feed and…
- Interact — Ask participants questions, retweet — you’ll use the same hashtag and you’ll @ tag the speakers and participants. Also you can comment on photos that are posted and show your personality.
- Give back — Don’t forget to thank the attendees who took their time to share their experiences throughout the conference via Twitter! I thanked the active/awesome Tweeters by adding them to a Twitter list of attendees, and by curating and sharing a Twitter Moment. A Twitter Moment lets you curate Tweets around a topic. I tried to live-curate as the Tweets came in as much as possible.
I hope you enjoy this moment. I had fun putting it together and am actually still curating more Tweets into it. If you were at WordCamp San Diego and I missed you, @ reply me on Twitter and I’ll add you to the moment and the follow list.
It’s not any fun to miss out. Because of social media I didn’t have to. 🙂