A lot of people always mention to me they find it difficult to remember Twitter hashtag hours. There are a lot and unless you do the same ones regularly, like I do, it can be difficult to keep track of them all.
Twitter hashtag hours are great for meeting like-minded business folk, promoting your own business, generating leads and sales. They also help to get your account noticed on Twitter, especially when new.
Here are four tips for remembering hashtag hours that I have used.
How to remember networking hashtag hours
1. Make a spreadsheet
I have an excel spreadsheet saved on my laptop with all the hours I like to do. I have a list of days in the first column and times across the top. I then fill in all the hours and colour code each day so it’s easy to read at a glance. I access this on my laptop as well as printing it off (fit to one page) and keeping it on my desk. I leave the bottom half of the page blank and use the space to scribble notes each week. I tend to print a new one each week and add a to-do list to the bottom. It’s my handy point of reference every day when planning tweets, etc.
2. Add them to your phone calendar
I use an iPhone and have the hours added to my calendar so I can access them on the go. On the iPhone it’s possible to set the event to a recurring weekly event, so it’s quick to add the hours to repeat on the calendar weekly. If you are super forgetful and forget to look at your calendar it’s possible to set up an alarm to remind you of your calendar events. Obviously you might not want your phone dinging all day long, so set an alert without an alarm. The event will flash up as a notification on your phone without dinging.
3. Follow @hashtag_hour and enable notifications
I’m not sure they have all the hours, but a good amount. Some have no interaction, so it’s worth checking the ones they are advertising before tweeting. I follow this account and have activated mobile notifications so it flashes up to me on my mobile at the start of each hour they know about. I’ve turned sound off for Twitter notifications so it’s not annoying! I’d love to know if there’s another Twitter account that does this too, so if you know of one please let me know in the comments.
4. Bookmark a hashtag hour list
There are several lists of hashtag hours on the internet which you can Google and find easily. Bookmark the page and find it easily whenever you need to reference it. It’s a good idea to find one that is updated regularly.
I hope these tips help if you need to remember when all your favourite Twitter networking hours are.