Help #BIAB On Social Media – Top Twitter Tips

twitter_bird_logo_2012-svgWithout our friendly army of followers on Twitter we simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do. When Michelle Clark first launched Breakfast In A Bag she self-funded many of the items to ensure London’s homeless enjoyed a kick start to their day. Soon several food manufacturers became involved and helped us with donations of various items for the bags. But it is the financial donations that will ensure Breakfast In A Bag’s ongoing success and these will only continue to come in if we keep spreading the word and attract new followers and supporters.

We’re only a small voice so if you’d like to help us to be heard please make a start today by ensuring that you are following us on Twitter.

Now you’ve joined many other supporters in the BIAB Twitter army that keeps getting bigger every day.

Next, take a look at some of the tweets in the slideshow below that we’ve shared with you to give you an idea of what works best.  It’s so refreshing for us to see a new, well crafted tweet about us that we can share with our followers and we’ll keep adding the best ones we see to the gallery on this page.  Tweets like these often have even more impact than those we send out ourselves and if you add images to them they are even more effective.

Use your imagination, use the images we’ve provided at the bottom of this page, don’t forget to mention @breakfastinabag in the message and it always helps to add that this initiative is for London’s homeless. If there’s room you can even add the #BIAB hashtag too.

It’s tricky with only 140 characters to play with but it can be done as the examples below show. If your tweet about Breakfast In A Bag gets retweeted by a celeb or anyone else on Twitter with huge followings you score double bonus points!

Bonus tip: Your chances of being retweeted by a celeb increase dramatically if they are online and using Twitter when you tweet @ them. There’s a tweet in the gallery below that we sent to actor @DavidSchneider when he was online that he kindly retweeted for us. Twenty four hours later it had been retweeted a further 671 times and we’d gained dozens of new supporters.  Now that’s the power of Twitter!

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Please do all you can to help us grow. Every single retweet ensures our message reaches people that wouldn’t have heard about us otherwise.  Tell your followers and friends about us and tag us into your messages. Take a browse through the news features on this site and share any that you find interesting. Sharing these stories will bring new people to our website and from here they too will discover how Breakfast In A Bag are helping London’s rough sleepers. Maybe then they will become supporters and join you in helping us shout even louder!

Thanks to a generous donation of her time and skills from Kelly at KWHPublishing we have a range of banners and other images that help explain what we do.  We’d love you to add these to your tweets about us. It’s a fact that social media updates containing images receive a lot more attention. Feel free to download any of our banners (below) and add them to your tweets to help us raise awareness.

Your support on social media is appreciated by us at Breakfast In A Bag and by our homeless friends that are sleeping rough on the streets of London. It really does help us make a difference.  Click on the blue button to send us a message right now on Twitter or you can use it to tweet about #BIAB and start helping us spread the word today!

Thank you.

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