I've gotten a lot of questions about this, and figured I should address them before tonight so everyone is up to speed!
1. You should have a twitter account.
2. You should be following both @cka1981 and @FionawritesYA to ensure that we see your tweets and that we can contact you with prize information.
3. After each comment, you should end it with #Ensconced or else we won't see it.
4. I'll be selecting winners RANDOMLY throughout the party, so the more you participate and the LONGER you participate, the more likely you are to win a prize.
5. Retweets will NOT count towards a prize. But these are nice to do for your fellow tweeters if you like what they are saying.
6. There will be one contest where Fiona Paul will post a picture, and the best tweet caption to the picture will win the grand prize. This will run for 20 minutes.
7. If we TREND, meaning if enough people attend and comment over a period of time, then I will be giving away another prize to the MOST INTERESTING comment. So be thoughtful about the comments!
8. I will be asking questions throughout the party to keep the conversation going and your creative juices flowing. It would be helpful to me if you tagged answers to questions with "A" for answer and the number attached to it. You don't NEED to do this to win, but it would be helpful for all if you labeled what you were doing.
9. The EASIEST way to follow a twitter party is to hook up your account to a chat program. TWEET CHAT IS DOWN so you cannot use this to follow. I just hooked up with http://twubs.com which I actually like MORE than Tweetchat. All you have to do is put #Ensconced at the top of the page where it says "Enter hashtags." It should prompt you to link up your twitter account. Say yes. Then you should be good to go! The other nice thing about this is that you don't have to type #Ensconced after each comment, the program automatically does it for you. And you don't have to search for the hashtag, it automatically just follows the convo.
10. To those poor souls who don't have a twitter account. It's totally EASY. Get a twitter account! I finally got one for my blog, and it took literally seconds to set up. I'm so sorry but if you don't have a twitter account, you won't be eligible for the prizes. But I promise I'll have more giveaways that everyone can enter soon! :-)
SO EXCITED for tonight! I hope to see a ton of people there! 7pm CST for one hour! Be there!