East Lothian Voices

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East Lothian Voices

November 22, 2019 Uncategorized 0

East Lothian Voices (@EL_Voices) is a twitter account hosted by a different person each week.

A new Voice takes over each Monday and they say goodbye on Saturday. (Sunday is handover/testing).

It’s a chance to learn more about the people who work, live and play in this beautiful county.

East Lothian Voices 2020 schedule is as follows:

Week 01
30 Dec 2019 -Jan 4 2020
@tracey_binnieWeek 14
30 Mar – 3 Apr
@aidanstrange
Week 02
6 – 11 Jan
@sinclair_jerome
Week 15
6 – 11 Apr
@AddictedToTweed
Week 03
13 – 18 Jan
@gordnic Week 16
13 – 18 Apr
@natashasculpts
Week 04
20 – 25 Jan
@RiaDRobertsonWeek 17
20 – 25 Apr
@tambaymusic
Week 05
27 Jan – 1 Feb
@scoutsEL Week 18
27 Apr – 2 May
@annawheatrig
Week 06
3 – 8 Feb
@aldhammer
Week 19
4 – 9 May
@CammyDalziel
Week 07
10 – 15 Feb
@MikeRodger4
Week 20
11 – 16 May
@AlexPatersonSNP
Week 08
17 – 22 Feb
@julieannaaitken
Week 21
18 – 23 May
@yarnoverhook
Week 09
24 – 29 Feb
@Kirsty_Nicol
Week 22
25 – 30 May
@ACL14
Week 10
2 – 7 Mar
@tonyleach
Week 23
1 – 6 Jun
@MrsFantoosh
Week 11
9 – 14 Mar
@Clare_MacG
Week 24
8 – 13 Jun
@SeabirdCentre
Week 12
16 – 21 Mar
@OCKEastLothian
Week 25
15- 20 Jun
@wdd117
Week 13
23 – 28 Mar
@minxyjones
Week 26
22 – 27 Jun
@AFraserAllen


Week 27
29 Jun – 4 Jul
@STRUTTERTHEREP Week 40
28 Sep – 3 Oct
@LeeannequinLee
Week 28
6 – 11 Jul
@Jonnybasscadet
Week 41
5 – 10 Oct
@ruthflowersmith
Week 29
13 – 18 Jul
@syperincampbell
Week 42
12 – 17 Oct
@JorvikLass
Week 30
20 – 25 Jul
@msleamann
Week 43
19 – 24 Oct
@sheils27
Week 31
27 Jul – 1 Aug
@mcmillwynd
Week 44
26 – 31st Oct
@mr_jason_rose
Week 32
3 – 8 Aug
@waggonway1722
Week 45
2 – 7 Nov
@tracey_binnie
Week 33
10 – 15 Aug
@RenateKrieglerWeek 46
9 – 14 Nov
@Berriedhen123
Week 34
17 – 22 Aug
@pmoby1Week 47
16 – 21 Nov
@eastlothianlibs
Week 35
24 – 29 Aug
@coachingkate Week 48
23 – 28 Nov
@roundtableproj
Week 36
31 Aug – 5 Sep
@nigeblogWeek 49
30 Nov – 5 Dec
@TAVAServices
Week 37
7 – 12 Sep
@gaynor_allen Week 50
7 – 12 Dec
@Clare_MacG
Week 38
14 – 19 Sep
@Prestonpans1745
Week 51
14 – 19 Dec
@ClarkComChoir
Week 39
21 – 26 Sep
@May_Bo62Week 52
21 – 26 Dec
@Kieranpower85


Week 53
28 Dec – 2 Jan 2021
@colinmcginn
2020 East Lothian Voices Schedule

Contributor Guidelines

East Lothian Voices is all about getting to know individuals with a connection to our beautiful county.

Taking a turn on East Lothian Voices should hopefully be fun and not a chore, however, only apply if you can commit to posting frequently throughout your week.

Please read the following and if you would like to take over the reins, please email admin@lothianloop.com with your preferred slot asap along with brief details of your name and usual Twitter account.

You might wish to pick a week that is important to you e.g. National Vegetarian Week, Coeliac Awareness Week etc.

Criteria

Hosts should be individuals or community groups with a connection to East Lothian. (In the future, we may consider allowing businesses to take part.)

You need to have an established, publicly viewable Twitter account. (It does not matter how many followers you have.)

Before your week

It is advisable to check the social media policy of your employer and any organisations with which you are involved.

Tell your followers you are going to host East Lothian Voices and encourage them to follow @EL_Voices.

You will be given access to the @EL_Voices twitter account on the Sunday before your week. You need to be following @lothianloop in order to exchange information.

If you are no longer available on your week, please give as much notice as possible.

During your week

You can tweet as early on Monday as you like until as late on Saturday as suits you. (Sunday is Admin day)

Contributors must abide by the usual Twitter rules.

You must not change any of the account settings or grant third-party access (other than Tweetdeck or other scheduling apps).

You could start by thanking the previous incumbent and introducing yourself and telling followers about your connection to East Lothian. (Your posts don’t need to be solely about East Lothian)

Things you might think are mundane are often interesting to others e.g.

  • your typical day
  • your commute
  • your hobbies/interests
  • what you’re having for tea!

Try to Tweet and Retweet as you normally would from your own account. In other words – don’t try to replicate Lothian Loop or any previous Voice.

Consider using quote retweet to add context to a retweet e.g. why this issue is important to you or to explain technical details for the general public.

It’s a good idea to interact with followers: ask questions, like, reply and retweet.

You can run a prize draw, organise a follower challenge, run a poll or broadcast a live event!

At the end of your week, say goodbye with a final tweet and remind people of your usual twitter handle in case they want to follow you. You might wish to mention the upcoming host.

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