Recently we have been trying to promote a Tweetup, a gathering of local Twitter users, here in Yellowknife and it is hard to know if we are getting the message out there.
This is not a hit at anyone personally and this happens everywhere online.
I know that there are a good 50 people on Twitter in Yellowknife and we have tried to reach them all with the Twitter Invite. I don’t know them all, hell I don’t know many of them but that is the point of the tweetup. We have been promoting this particular event for over 2 weeks. There have many blog posts, tweets and ReTweets about it but only 9 people have RSVP’ed. Only 9. This doesn’t mean 9 are coming actually only 6 are coming. It bugs me when you specifically send out these invites to people and they just ignore them all together.
Let me explain how the invite works. You go to link, if you are going you click YES. If you are unsure if you will be attending you click MAYBE. If you are not coming you click NO. There is an option for everyone. So I don’t know why people think they should just ignore it as if they are better than everyone. I’m not trying to rant on anyone, but as someone who helps organize these events it is nice to have an approximate number of how many will be attending and to know that the word is getting around.
Just something I thought I would mention. No hard feeling Okay!