Whenever I talk to most homeschool moms they tell me that they are not on Twitter. In fact, most homeschool moms don’t understand Twitter and find it confusing. Up until recently, I felt the same way. For blogging, I have needed to spend more time on Twitter. I have to say I love it and I want to share some reasons why homeschool moms should use Twitter. I will also use the second half of this post to show you how to use Twitter if you are brand new to it.
Reasons Why Homeschool Moms Should Use Twitter
These are some of the reasons I use Twitter. If you have one I missed that could help me enjoy it even more, leave me a comment. I am also starting a bi-weekly Twitter party on Thursday nights at 7 with #HomeschoolMomHangout. Make sure to join the conversation. It’s going to be fun. Not following me on Twitter yet? Find me @meagan_real.
— More Than a Homeschool Mom (@meagan_real) April 12, 2018
Interact with other Homeschool Moms
Twitter is a great place to have quick and fun conversations. I know that I have had a few conversations strictly in gif. Sometimes you just need a hashtag and a well-placed gif to sum up homeschooling. I have been having fun chatting with some of my fellow homeschool moms over on Twitter and laughing together.
Follow Homeschool Bloggers you Love!
Many awesome homeschool bloggers are on Twitter. In fact, I have a Twitter List filled with them you are able to follow. Homeschool bloggers share peeks into their day, posts they have been working on, and tons of other great stuff. Find a few that you really enjoy and follow them. Most of the time they will tweet you back as well.
— Oceana (@Oceana) April 13, 2018
Follow Educational Channels
Many of the Science museums, History museums, and Educational areas will share some fantastic information, live videos, and brand new information. It can be great to create a Twitter list filled with these to find things to share with your children. I love these feeds for seeing announcements about shuttle launches or live feeds for animals my kids would want to watch. We also love to tweet back to these people with questions the kids have. Some people will respond. Some won’t.
Join a Twitter Party
Twitter parties are a great way to interact with other people based on a specific topic. Some will have giveaways attached to them while others won’t. Make sure to follow me on Twitter as I announce parties I will be participating in. I will be hosting a bi-weekly Twitter party Thursdays at 7:00. There will be new co-hosts and new topics every time we have one of these Twitter parties.
Have you heard about the NEW Pixar Pier Fireworks Show, Rides, Parade Floats & Restaurants? This amazing clay creation was a work of #art that turned into Jessie’s Critter Carousel at #PixarFest – for more PHOTOS & exclusives visit: #incredibles2event https://t.co/8gRFOYjJHX pic.twitter.com/OmXPA7ui6Q
— The Teachers Wife (@TheTeachersWife) April 14, 2018
Get new information about their interests
Do you have a Disney fanatic? What about someone who loves all things Lego? You will often see fantastic updates about these different things from their Twitter accounts that you won’t see on other social media platforms. You can follow a hashtag or accounts that you know will talk about the things you love.
— Rainbow Resource Ctr (@RainbowResourc1) March 12, 2018
Watch for Sales
Some of your favorite homeschool companies will share discount codes and deals to Twitter they may not share elsewhere. Make yourself a Twitter List or follow brands you know you are interested in to see these alerts.
How to Use Twitter
Start by creating a Twitter handle that you are comfortable with. This will be how you are identified on the platform. Mine is @meagan_real. You can have it be anything that you feel fits and isn’t taken.
Follow an account by clicking the follow button. You can find accounts using the Twitter logo on most websites to get to their profile. By clicking follow their posts will show up in your feed.
Sometimes seeing everything from all your different interests can get overwhelming. Instead, click those three dots and then add to list.
Want to look for certain topics or profiles? Type them in the search bar. For Twitter parties, I like to click latest in order to keep an update of the newest posts. When in a Twitter party, make sure to use the party hashtag so the people running it can see your tweets and interact with you.
Do you need a live walk thru of Twitter to help you understand using it and see how it can be helpful for homeschool moms? Leave me a comment. If I have enough interest, I will do a FB live walk thru for you.
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