It was a really enjoyable evening. We were from all walks of life, with a wide range of jobs and interests. Tweeps included Julie, a friendly bee fanatic, there with her husband Graeme, ubiquitous John the writer, my mate Ali the apostrophe obsessive (quite right too IMHO!), Lee the bag fetishist and even a very friendly representative of Cumbria Police – (who did not seem able to get me off my fine for overtaking a Penrith copper with my mobile jammed to my ear, in spite of blatant attempts to bribe him with extra peanuts …)
- Nick, a journalist from a local newpapaper group, interviewed everyone about why they had joined Twitter and what they got from it. I think I told him that I couldn’t remember why I had joined, but it brought me lots of new friends, information and advice, that it is a very generous place to connect and that it was also helping me to create a completely new business around the Quirky Traveller persona …
By the time we left, there had been a lot of laughter, some great connections made and a renewed enthusiasm for the phenomenum that is Twitter. Don’t ask me HOW it works, but it does – and last Wednesday proved that. Nick has written a great article all about our night out in Cumbria News & Star so you can read it for yourself!
I am very much looking forward to the next TweetUp, whereverand whenever it is… and if you have any Twitter tales do share them here.