#TTOT – What’s that all about?!
June 10, 2015Amy Trumpeter
On Twitter, I am @theglobeguru! Now, I have only had this Twitter account for around a month. Although it is growing rapidly, I am still getting used to Twitter based acronyms and hashtags! I kept seeing the hashtag #ttot and wondered what is was for! Was I missing out on something?
Absolutely! This is what I found out…
What is #ttot? Travel Talk on Twitter
#ttot is an acronym for Travel Talk on Twitter. It is the hashtag used for travel discussions on Twitter where bloggers and travellers engage in ‘Twitter chat’ on certain travel topics. It was started by Melvin (@traveldudes) and takes place on a weekly basis on Tuesdays at 9.30AM/PM GMT.
Who can join in Travel Talk on Twitter and how does it Work?
Anyone who has a Twitter account and is interested in ‘travel talk’ can get in on these discussions.
Log on Twitter at the times of the discussions (9.30AM and PM on Tuesdays). Search in the search bar for #ttot. You will see that people ask a series of questions relating to a particular travel topic.
The questions are asked by the community leaders every ten minutes starting from 9.30.
There will be five questions on a particular topic. Questions will start ‘Q1’ or ‘Q2’ and when you answer you can use ‘A1’ or ‘A2’. Use the hashtag #ttot at the end of your replies and tweets.
You can also listen to other peoples answers by searching for #ttot and listening in on the conversations. This will help you to get to know other travellers on Twitter so that you can share information and build positive relationships online.
The advantages of Travel Talk on Twitter
- It’s Fun!
- You can express your opinion on travel related issues and listen to the opinions of others.
- It is an opportunity for your voice to be heard by bigger names in the world of travel blogging.
- You will meet other people who you will want to follow.
- You will increase you own Twitter followers, and these followers will have similar interests and engage with your content.
- You will find interesting articles being shared.
- You will increase your Twitter engagement and see an improvement on your Twitter Analytics.
A Review of my first Travel Talk on Twitter
I had a great time last night engaging in #ttot for the first time. I listened out for the hashtag just before 9.30pm and I was welcomed into the conversations by Ian Mallory (@MalloryOnTravel) of www.malloryontravel.com and Zaid (@zaidmo) of www.travpacker.com.
The topic was ‘Keeping fit and Healthy while travelling’ and we had 5 Questions to respond to, which today were sent out by @intrepid_travel…
Q1 via @AllClearTravel How do you stay active while travelling without it feeling like a chore? #TTOT
Q2 via @malloryontravel How do you find time to fit in a fitness programme when on the road? #TTOT
Q3 via @Tours_By_Locals What one piece of gear do you pack to stay fit while on the road? #TTOT
Q4 via @liliontheloose Dieting and Traveling: Do you “cheat” or stick to the plan & why? #TTOT
Q5 via @boundlessIT_ Do you travel to join any fitness events like a marathon, yoga, etc? #TTOT
I really enjoyed my first #ttot. I met some great people to follow on Twitter and really enjoyed the discussions. I felt very welcomed. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal, and everyone was respectful and positive. I will definitely be engaging in more #ttot on Tuesdays!
You can see that by engaging in #ttot I improved my Twitter engagement and had several tweets being marked as ‘favourites’. I even got mentioned in a discussion about the Stockholm Half Marathon!
I decided to head over to Twitter Analytics to see exactly how much #ttot had improved my engagement on Twitter. The results were surprising….in a good way 😉
Take Action Now!
- Like Travel Talk on Twitter on Facebook!
- Search your Twitter feed!
- Book the next slot into your diary!
- Take part in the next #ttot!
- If you are an eco-travel blogger, you might also want to check out #rttc (Responsible Travel and Tourism Chat) every Wednesday at 6.00AM and PM.
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