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Twitter Party Tweetgrid Tutorial

Posted by Candy | On: Mar 03 2013

Twitter Party Tweetgrid Tutorial

How’s your Twitter party game? Ok,  not so good , or could be better?  Then you need our Twitter Party Tweetgrid Tutorial!

If you have attended a
couple parties and noticed that there are “custom tweetgrid” for the party and were unsure of what they were talking about, read on! Do your need a more organized and easier way to keep up during a Twitter Party, here’s our not-so-secret weapon: TweetGrid! TweetGrid is a great online application to use to help participate in a Twitter Party. How many times have attended a Twitter party only to give up because you couldn’t keep up with the fast paced feed?  Learn how to utilize Tweetgrid so you can keep up and win during Twitter parties.

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What does those numbers mean? 1×1, 1×2, 1×3, 2×1 etc.. Those are the number of windows by columns you can set up your Tweetgrid. You can make it as complex or as simple as you’d like. Here’s aexample of what you’ll see when you choose 1×3:

Tweetgrid Full Screen

There are 3 columns in this grid. Enough for your Twitter id, the host and the hashtag.

Once you see the screen before you do anything, make sure to LOGIN. I’ve made this mistake before. I set up my grid and start “tweeting” and realize my tweets aren’t going thru because I am not signed in. It’s a pain, but easily fixed.

Depending on how many hosts or panelist are involved you have a lot of choices as to how you want to look at the grid. I like it simple and usually go with 1×31×4 or at the most 1×5.  In some cases the parties will tweet out a custom tweetgrid created before the Twitter party. Check it out, and if it’s too busy for you go with what you know and feel most comfortable with.

By being able to enter and follow the #hashtag,  and then only viewing a feed of tweets going to the same  hashtag,  it keeps you in the loop of the conversation and the tweets organized during a twitter chat. Another genius appeal to it is the ability to have multiple feeds going in each column. If you are attending a party with multiple hosts and panelists you could possibly miss a question (and even a prize!)  if you don’t have them all listed.

Tweet Grid Label 3

Check out the view of your Tweetgrid and how we recommend you set it up:

Tweetgrid Label pics

The grid I have shown above is 1×3 grid. I follow the same routine on how I set up my grids, again it’s up to you. I like to have the host on the left column, the hashtag in the middle and my feed on the right.  I highly recommend that you always have your feed showing. When you win, you will always receive a tweet announcing your win, and it will pop up in your feed.  You will also see if someone re-tweets  your tweets or asks you a question. It’s always a great idea to engage the hosts , panelists and other party attendants the more you tweet the more you chances you have to be randomly chosen as a winner. *While the previous statement has not been proven, I feel very strongly about it. So get to tweeting people ;) – Candy

SWEEPSTAKES MAMA Twitter Party Tweetgrid Tutorial TIP:  Some chats require you answer all of the questions posted to be eligible for all or specifically the grand prize. Who wants to miss out on prizes?! I sure don’t! Always pay close attention to the RSVP page so that you include all important people during chat.

As the party gets going the feed will start  to blow up as other tweeters join in. What I do to help in case I miss out on a question, especially if it’s first to answer, is have the hosts’ personal Twitter page open in another tab, too. Having the host’s Twitter page up can help in case the feed is coming in a little slow you might be able to jump the gun and answer the question before anyone else at the party. There are some parties that reward the first correct answer. Again- keep an eye out for the rules and guidelines. It can be difficult to be the first to answer- but it can be done!
Give yourself enough time to get your grid set up prior to the party. Login and get your Tweetgrid set up. Make sure you have the correct hashtag and hosts names entered correctly, too.  There’s nothing like participating in a twitter party and then realizing your hashtag has been wrong the whole time! Epic Fail!   Set your Tweetgrid up early and double check your settings before the party gets started.

Remember:

  • First & foremost RSVP! You never know if there will be a special prize for RSVPing.
  • Set up your Tweetgrid ahead of time. Double check your spelling!
  • Make sure you are following the Host (Most important) the Sponsor Brand and all the listed panelists.
  • Follow along and happy partying!!
  • Make friends with fellow party goers!! I believe in networking! It totally works! 

If you have any questions please comment below! Also please make sure you are following us on Twitter! @Sweepsmama@Candypo & @ShariAlligood  if you happen to join in on a party and see us- please say HI! We love getting tweets from our readers!

Check our Sweepstakesmama.com Twitter Party Calendar daily as parties are always popping up! Lots to win! Good Luck everyone!

About Candy Olivares

Candy Olivares, Stay at home mother to two boys and proud Army Wife. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing, exercising, cooking and traveling with her family. Candy looks forward to providing great reviews, researching the best sweepstakes in English and/or Spanish and helping you win big! Connect with Candy via Twitter @Candypo, Google Plus at Candy Olivares or via email at sweepstakesmama@rocketmail.com

2 Comments

  1. Hey girls! I just want to say thanks for the Help with the twitter party questions that I have had. I just started this sweeping a few months ago and Its nice to have somewhere to go for help. I love Sweepstakes mama. It is most definitly,(without question) the best blog to go by.

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