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Not your normal, run-of-the-mill kind of ‘blog this time. More an invite to watch me try not to make a complete fool of myself on the social media stage that is Twitter!

To explain, I was followed (and indeed followed back), by a guy called Mick Dickinson. Mick’s a marketing expert with a difference. Well, a couple of differences, actually. A) he isn’t full of shit like most of the marketing ‘experts’ that abound on these social sites, and b) he’s a nice guy, doing a great job for his clients. Mick first punted the idea of an interview a while ago and sent me an outline of how it all works. Apparently it’s fairly painless and can be good fun. So, I said yes after chatting with him on the telephone for quite some time at the end of the summer.

To explain a little more, if you use Twitter, and would like to join in, it’s fairly simple to do. Use the hashtag #crosschannel to view what’s being said and to respond, or indeed to ask questions in real time. If it’s not too frenetic, I’ll answer as many of them as I can!

That said, even though I’m still amazed at the level of interest my life in France attracts,  I’m still prepared for a very lonely time drumming my fingers on the desk, waiting for a question other than Mick’s! But, I’m also acutely aware of the power of Twitter. I’m also very, very aware of Mick’s marketing skills which could make this Thursday, at 11am GMT a very interesting morning indeed!

If anyone’s interested in signing up for the reminder of the event, then just nip over to our webpage at loire-gites. Have a look under ‘Breaking News’ on the left-hand sidebar, and there you’ll see the form to sign up. It’s entirely free and no information is kept about you.

Alternatively, you can now sign up from here by scrolling down and clicking on the link at the bottom of the right hand sidebar.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you on the 25th November at 11am GMT! Should be fun! 🙂

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Until the next time,

Au revoir.


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