Three Months And Counting Down…
As I write this blog (25 September) it’s exactly three months to go until Christmas. Yes, I’ve said it again …. ‘Christmas’ is coming and Lincolnshire businesses need to be ready for it. I’ve been talking about it for a few weeks and now the BBC have finally caught up with me. Dare I say, if you haven’t started gearing up for Christmas you’re already late to the party! The major shops are gearing up for Christmas NOW with predicted record online sales. To all of those who groaned when I mentioned Christmas I sincerely hope you manage to catch up with those of us who are already planning before the big spending retailers take your market from under you.
Time To Catch Up
You may already know about the Lincolnshire based #LincsArtCraftHour and #LincsConnectChristmas hashtags on twitter but did you know that the hashtags also work on Facebook? Use them for all of your Christmas products and advertising because it’s FREE and it’s LOCAL. There are some links below that will take you to the relevant pages for the Lincolnshire people who have already started planning and producing fabulous creations for Christmas. If you would like your name adding to this list you just need to join in the Twitter hour on Monday lunchtime to qualify. If you would like a feature here and have a link to your website please talk to me about advertising. The rest is simple and it’s FREE.
Remember, the #ShopLocal hashtag doesn’t work as a medium to get local customers. Trust me, ‘I’ invented it! I also invented #LincsConnect and I can assure you that this hashtag does work because it is truly local to Lincolnshire. You can use and search the #LincsConnect hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find your truly local traders.
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Lincs To Past Blogs
What are your thoughts on holding more LincsConnect dedicated Twitter hours? Try following the link above to read some of my ideas and perhaps come up with some of your own. The more people interact with these hashtags, the more we will be able to help each other. Give it a try.
If you’re a Lincolnshire blogger and would like to have a link to your blog on here I’ll be more than happy to hear from you.
Create A Coronavirus QR Code For Your Venue
If you are a Lincolnshire business, charity or organisation that has a venue or multiple venues you need to generate a QR Code for visitors to scan using the new Covid-19 App. The QR code will be sent to your email address for you to print and display.
If you are a mobile business you can still generate a QR code with your home or office address as the location. On arrival ask your client(s) to scan your QR code. The App will scan distances between smartphones using the App and will send an alert to the person or people you have been in contact with. It’s pure voluntary and does rely on people having the App on a smartphone but, as the saying goes, ‘every little helps’. Obviously it isn’t a substitute for keeping a 2m safe distance, washing your hands or wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose but it is another tool to be utilised in the fight against this invisible virus.
Be good to yourself and to others. Keep your distance, keep washing your hands and keep a mask that covers both your nose and mouth with you and wear it as instructed.