What is #FolksyHour?

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#folksyhour happens on alternate Tuesdays from 8-9pm over on Twitter. It’s a Twitter chat and a chance for Folksy makers to talk to us and each other, get advice, and find out more about particular topics.

Every chat has a different theme, and we also invite along a special guest (or guests), to share their advice and answer your questions on a particular topic. Sometimes those themes are practical and focused on selling tips, like product photography or how to get the most from Pinterest. Sometimes they’re not (biscuits feature a lot). Our aim is to follow up the on the most interesting or useful topics afterwards in a related blog post.

When is it?
#folksyhour is every alternate Tuesday at 8pm (UK time).

How does it work?
At the stroke of 8pm we’ll start off #folksyhour on the Folksy Twitter account by asking a question, and we’ll keep nudging the chat along during that hour with a few extra questions.

How do I join in?
Anyone can join in. If you follow the #folksyhour hashtag, you can see our questions and everyone else’s comments too. All you need to do is reply to the tweets, and add the #folksyhour hashtag in your replies. (By including the #folksyhour tag in your replies, it means everyone can see your tweets.)

What if you get lost in conversations?
Sometimes it gets so fast and furious that it can be difficult to keep up (even for us). But don’t worry, we’ll try to summarise the chats afterwards either in a blog post or on the Talk Folksy forum (where you can also continue the conversation in your own time).

Are there any rules to joining in?
It’s just about being nice and friendly really, and the same rules apply as on the Talk Folky Forum. You can read those guidelines here. Apart from that, please don’t spam the chat with your own promotions and keep your tweets related to that week’s topic. This is a chance to talk to other Folksy sellers, make friends and learn from others, not just plug your own products.

If you’ve got an idea for a topic, we’d love to know. You can tell us your ideas over on this thread, or by emailing us at community@folksy.co.uk (if you make the subject line ‘#folksyhour idea’, it will help us find it). 

(Featured image: ‘Tweet’ by Angela Chick)