Building a community on Social Media is not an easy task. There are so many groups and users, chats and topics, hashtags and channels. On Twitter for example, there are roughly 500 million posts per day. Every single day! Getting noticed in this avalanche of information and opinions is a big challenge, finding something positive turns out to be an even bigger challenge.
At least, that is what I thought until I discovered the hashtag #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha. Behind this is a huge movement of positive vibes, a community initiated by Marsha Wright, an entrepreneur and social media expert by nature, Think BIG Sunday With Marsha is my ray of sunshine on Twitter every Sunday. Positive vibes, inspiration, wisdom and sharing this with each other is what this community is all about and Marsha makes that happen by boosting posts with this hashtag to her 500,000 followers.
Story time! I noticed this community 2 years ago. No surprise because it is hard to oversee. Every Sunday there is a way of positive energy and Marsha gets that energy out there. So, here I was. Looking at those great posts and I decided to try it myself. Let’s see, it might work.
Back than, I had a very small account with less than 100 followers and getting a notification from Twitter was as rare as getting a SMS. I selected one of my pictures, added a quote from my Mother and posted it using the hashtag #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha. Nothing happened and I was used to that, you know, with not even 100 followers nothing happens isn’t an exception 🙂
That changed when Marsha shared my post with her followers. Suddenly I couldn’t keep up with the notifications and it just didn’t stop. Not the next hour. Not that evening. Not even the next day! It was there and then that I realized that muting the sound of notifications from Twitter isn’t such a bad idea after all! By now I have a bit more followers and I get more interactions with my content, and joining the community Marsha created definitely contributed to that.
The fun part about the community behind #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha that it is not just sharing posts with each other and experiencing the boost when Marsha kicks your post into overdrive with the social media steroids of her network. People interact with each other, reply to each other. #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha has become part of my weekly Sunday routine. Posting my own posts, sharing the posts of others. Answering questions, posting replies. Isn’t that what social media should be all about? I think it is and #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha re-calibrates Twitter. Every Sunday!
You can join the community by clicking on the hashtag #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha which on most Sunday’s goes trending due to the growing community behind it. You can also post to this community by adding the hashtag to your post. Keep it original and most of all, keep it positive! Don’t forget to mute notification sounds when you 🙂
Thanks Marsha, the community your created and support is a ray of sunshine on Twitter and we all know how much we need that!