There has been some concern over the time frames of our campaigns. While we would love to provide times that would work out for everyone, this is nearly impossible, especially since we have many International fans.
The only option we have is to have events at various times through out the summer. Some times will work for you, other’s won’t. BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t participate still.
Many Twitter Applications allow scheduling of tweets. This will allow you to participate in all the Tweet Blasts even if you’ll be at work or in bed sleeping!
I (Pamala) personally use TweetDeck. On Wednesday even though I was in Urgent Care with my daughter, I was still Tweeting. Why? Because earlier in the day I knew I would not be able to sit down at the computer due to my kids being home, so I wrote all my tweets out before hand, scheduled them in TweetDeck and let it do it’s thing during the Tweet Blast. For our next event, I’ll be picking my kids up from school and unable to Tweet for most of the hour, so I’ll spend about 30 minutes in the morning scheduling Tweets to be sent out during that time.
There are other apps that you can use as well so you don’t have to use TweetDeck. TweetDeck though is an app owned by Twitter so the functionality may be the best.
Another App you can use is HootSuite. I have used this app before, but switched to TweetDeck.
These are the only two I honestly recommend for doing this. Also apparently TweetDeck is the only app that will allow you to attach a photo to a scheduled Tweet (HootSuite may not have this option).
But this option will allow anyone to participate in our Twitter Blasts no matter where you are in the world or how busy you are!
I know it would be nice if we could schedule so that everyone could participate but that’s not an option, so we thought we’d let you know a method that could help you participate even if you can’t be there at the time.
Also in addition, TweetDeck is a great organizational tool for Twitter. I have lists for Person of Interest, I have groups, I filter out posts about Jim Caviezel, Henry Cavill, Sherlock, NASCAR. I have a column set up specifically for the hashtag #PersonOfInterest.
This allows me to track what’s being said and how things are going when I’m online during a blast. It’s just a very good program in my opinion and it works on both PC and MAC.
If you have any questions let us know, I have one of the page moderators testing it out and learning the reigns and since I use it on a daily basis we can help anyone having any trouble with it.
https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/ <—- Download it here (also it comes with extensions for various browsers).