So you’re ready to party in the Twitter-sphere? Twitter Parties are great fun and a good way to meet new Tweeps by discussing a shared topic or interest. Parties usually last around 1-2 hours and are very fast-paced. We enjoy throwing Twitter Parties because it gives us the chance to chat with our members in the real-time world.
Twitter parties have the same format as a regular party at home. By searching and using the party hash tag you can see all the conversations that are happening at the party. You can retweet and respond to any of the questions or responses you see in the party. If you like a response or comment retweet it, it’s a great compliment and that’s how you begin to meet people and be seen by others.
How the Party Starts:
First, your host will tweet to welcome you and introduce you to the other hosts, panelists and VIP’s. There is usually a door prize and that is drawn from all those who RSVP to the party invite. It’s not necessary to RSVP to join a twitter party but it does often increase the prizes you’ll be eligible to win, so don’t forget to do it before the party starts.
After introductions your host will introduce the party theme. Usually the party includes a few fun questions and for each question a party favor can be won! There will also be information and fun facts for you to read and retweet.
The host will tweet out the first question, which you and the hosts should retweet while you think about your answer. As soon as you have a response in mind, tweet your answer with the party hash tag. You need to be quick but be sure to read and enjoy the responses of others.
At the end of the party you will be asked to enter a grand prize, as with most parties the best is saved until last so it’s usually worth sticking around to enter your response. If you win a prize, it will often be tweeted during the party and you will receive instructions via DM about how to get your prize.
After you join a few parties you will get used to the format and the speed they run and other tweeps will begin to recognize your twitter name.
Like we said, Twitter Parties can happen very quickly. We want to make sure you know the basics so you’re ready to tweet, win, & have lots of fun!
If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this blog, post on our Facebook wall, or tweet us at @shespeaksup.
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Thank you soooo much! I am new to Twitter parties, and have felt unsure if I've participated correctly in the few I've attended. This post is so helpful. I'm now looking forward to participating in more Twitter parties, and with confidence! :)
I hope I get the hang of this. This sounds like so much fun.
ok, so the initial tweet the host sends, do they tag your name, or do ou just hope to find it?
Do we no longer have a link to using TweetGrid?
Thank you! This really helped me understand what they are and how they run, Super helpful!
I had no idea what a twitter party was until i read this
Great I think I'm ready to start :)
Good tips I really like Twitter parties
This is my first Twitter party in a LOOONNNG time! Hopefully I really do make it @LiteraryWinner
This helps so much. how do you know if you win something? is it announced at the party or through email?