Each one of us with an online platform has the opportunity & the ability to be an influencer. Our blogs, our brands, our businesses, can and should be an influence for good to anyone who reads the words we type or hears the words we say.
It’s not always easy being an online influencer, and can often feel as though you are shouting into a void. That’s why my dear friend Brianne & I created #InfluenceHour, a brand new twice-monthly Twitter chat for influencers like you & I to come together to encourage and support one another, and help each other continue to build an influential brand.
Brianne and I met on Instagram a few months ago. She and I began engaging with one another via the comments on several Instagram posts, and I quickly realized that she was someone I wanted to know. She’s fun, bright, cheerful, and oozes positivity. Her brand, Brightly & Co., is equally bright, cheery, and positive.
I invited Brianne to hang out with me for an hour or so to record an episode of the Blog Fuel podcast (her episode aired last week. Listen to it HERE.), and we instantly connected, and agreed that we needed to collaborate again in the near future.
While chatting with another friend and fabulous online influencer, Kayla Hollatz, for another podcast episode (you can listen to her HERE!), the idea sparked! Kayla is the queen of Twitter chats, and hosts the popular and inspiring #CreateLounge.
After talking to Kayla, I sent Brianne a message and said, “Hey! We need to do a Twitter chat!” Brianne’s response was something along the lines of, “YES! Let’s do it! Ok, how do I do a Twitter chat.“
While she might not have been aware of the nuts & bolts at the time, Brianne was fully on board, and she and I have spent the past several weeks developing what is now called #InfluenceHour, a Twitter chat designed to help you build an influential brand.
#InfluenceHour will be co-hosted by myself and Brianne on a rotating schedule, and will happen twice each month. The goal of this Twitter chat is three-fold:
- To showcase the realness of running an online business
- To help influencers learn their own path
- To help one another influence our audience, our clients, and our peers in a positive way
Essentially, we want to keep it real, raw, and honest, and encourage one another to find the good and BE THE GOOD.
We all know the world of the internet can be a nasty place, as people like to hide behind a computer screen and say or do hurtful things. Combine that with working alone to build a brand, and it can be downright discouraging and heart-heavy sometimes.
#InfluenceHour seeks to show you that you are not alone. You have a cheerleading squad ready and willing to shake their pom-poms and boost your spirits.
- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016: Hosted by me! Follow me on Twitter @sweettea_llc.
- Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016: Hosted by Brianne! Follow her on Twitter @brightlyandco.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016: Hosted by me!
- Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016: Hosted by Brianne!
All #InfluenceHour chats will begin at 8pm EST/5pm PST and last approximately one hour. Be sure to click HERE, or use the form at the end of this post, to sign up for our #InfluenceHour email list. You will be notified by email of upcoming chats, and reminded of who is hosting, so you can participate!
Not sure how to participate in a Twitter chat? No worries! I’ll be sharing an easy-to-follow guide on Friday, right here on the blog. And once it’s posted, I’ll link to it here in this post.
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