I am really getting into this Twitter-thingee. It is a great way to spread the word of the things that really matter to you. So what matters to birders? Birds of course.
Yesterday, I posted a post called What is #ecomonday?. Now it is time for the birders to step forwards and promote both our hobby and share it with other birders on #birdsaturday.
This is how it works.
On Saturdays, the day of the week when many birders get out in the field and see good birds and with time to tell others where to see specific birds or where to go birding on Sunday. Thus, post bird sightings and localities to visit on Sunday. Also, promote your local birding walks and bird talks on #birdsaturday.
Furthermore, let’s start a Retweet Club on Saturdays. This is the day of the week when we make a cooperative effort to promote each others blogs or specific bird related web-pages. Only one rule. Choose blog posts and links that have a broad topic as possible as your contributions to be re-tweeted . Particularly links that have the possibility to transcend also to non-birders or give useful tips for birders to connect with each other.
Thirdly, yes why not use it as a followbirder day on twitter as well. Therefore, if you are not recommending birders to follow on Fridays, do it on Saturdays.
Last but not least. Retweet, retweet, retweet. Both for the retweet club as well as sightings, birding activities and locality tips
If you send your post at 9 AM someone logging on at noon will probably not see it. Use the retweet function for the stuff you like most and always promise yourself and your fellow birders that on Saturdays you shall commit to retweet at least 10 posts throughout the day.
Let’s try to make some more birders out of the no-birders out there. The more we are the stronger we become for habitat and species conservation.
Here are the latest Tweets on #birdsaturday