LincsConnect Hour

LincsConnect Hour

The LincsConnect Hour

The LincsConnect Hour is on Twitter (X) every Monday evening from 8.00pm.

The #LincsConnect Hour is on Twitter (X) every Monday from 8.00pm by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger, LincsBlogger

The #LincsConnect Hour is on Twitter (X) on Monday evenings from 8.00pm

How To Join The LincsConnect Hour

Hop across to Twitter (X) on Monday evenings from 8.00pm. It’s simple to join in, all you need to do is go to the Twitter search bar, type in #LincsConnect then tap on the ‘search’ button if you’re using the App or hit ‘return’ if you’re logged in from a computer search engine. The tap or click ‘Latest’.

That’s it! Once you’re there, simply follow the instructions from whoever is hosting the Hour. The #LincsConnect Hour often starts off with introductions and adverts along with an invitation for embers to post any adverts they may have.  General chat between members follows as part of the introductions then sometime around 8.10pm the host will post a question.  There are often 3 or 4 questions during the Hour but the format is flexible and dependant on the host on the night.

This Monday


#LincsConnect Hour

Please do join us on Twitter at 8.00pm on 15 Jul 24 to discuss Crowdfunding, funding and finance

Who Can Host?

Hosting is open to all local followers so if you would like to have a go just get in touch to organise a date.

Why Host?

Hosting is a great way to get yourself known and is ideal for promoting what you do. It’s FREE networking across the whole County and more often than not, the #LincsConnect hashtag can be found ‘trending’ across the world. That’s great free advertising for you!

#LincsConnect Hour on Monday evenings is a great way to advertise locally, nationally and globally. By LincsConnect, the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Use this template for your advertising when you host the #LincsConnect Hour


That’s it! I told you it was simple!!


This blog is sponsored by Mandarin Therapies

Contact Mandarin Therapies for your mobile complementary therapies, injury prevention and rehabilitation sessions. Tel 07966 174878

LincsConnect Hour Host Advertising

Hosts can now have their details and advert added to this blog so let me know if you would like to host and advertise. You can use this blog to advertise the fact that you are hosting and encourage more people to join you. The more people who join, the more exposure your advert gets!

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) on Monday evening.




Be Kind Lincolnshire

Be Kind Lincolnshire

Be Kind Lincolnshire

Fancy a brew? Be Kind Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Fancy a brew?

Covid 19 – What Did We Learn?

Lockdown 23 March 2020.  That was something to remember wasn’t it!  We had some amazing people in the County who went above and beyond to help others. I remember being in isolation while suffering with Covid (contracted the day before lockdown).  That’s when I put my IT fears to one side and learned to blog.  The blogs highlighted all the good things that were going on in the County and as a result I managed to help many people.

I discovered lots of good people in Lincolnshire who did some amazing things from feeding the vulnerable and front line workers to good natured people who put themselves out to help others.  I blogged about them and told the County about them through my popular social media channels. This blog isn’t about ‘me’ though, it’s not even about the people who did some truly great things during the Covid epidemic.

Be Kind Lincolnshire – Did We Learn Any Lessons?

Did the lessons we learned during the Coronavirus pandemic stand the test of time? Are we still helping each other? Do we still go out of our way to be kind?

Cost Of Living Crisis

Fast forward three years and we have a new problem.  Many people are struggling with the cost of fuel bills and increasing food prices.  As a result of the large debt incurred during the pandemic when we were paid to stay at home plus, more recently the tragic war in Ukraine, the cost of living has dramatically changed.  I know there are other factors to consider too but I’m not an economist and the causes aren’t the focus of this blog.

How are we dealing with this crisis? During the lockdowns we learned that our local economy is vitally important. We shopped locally then and felt proud to do so.  That pride swept across the whole country as we all tried hard to support our local traders.

Are we still putting the same efforts into supporting our local traders and service sector now as we did in 2020?

Be Kind Lincolnshire – Courtesy Counts

How tolerant are we now? We learned to be humble during the pandemic as we realised how fragile life is. We learned patience, inclusivity and tolerance so has anything changed? Have we reverted to our pre-pandemic attitudes of ‘self preservation’?

#LincsConnect Hour Every Monday Evening

Be Kind Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Join us on Twitter every Monday evening from 8.00pm

Talking about the #LincsConnect Hour now may seem a bit disjointed but bear with me…

We often have guest hosts for the Hour who usually set questions to get the other participants to join in, think and have fun. However (you must’ve guessed something was coming?), almost all of the hosts rely on LincsConnect to do the advertising for them and invite people to participate.  As far as free advertising goes, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Be Kind Lincolnshire With #LincsConnect 

The whole point of #LincsConnect is to provide a platform for locals to network and advertise freely. The #LincsConnect Hour provides an (almost) captive audience where we all use the hashtag to chat and network as it was intended.

Why then do most guest hosts abandon their new contacts at the end of the Hour?  Many perceive the searching of the #LincsConnect hashtag after the Hour to be too time consuming!  My challenge to you is to spend 5-10 minutes each day searching the hashtag to be kind to your fellow Lincolnshire traders, charities and organisations. Simple words of encouragement or congratulatory remarks on a job well done is all it takes. Sharing a few posts to increase readership is one of the kindest acts you can do on social media.

Fancy A Brew?

Fancy a brew? Be Kind Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Fancy a brew?


Forming relationships through social media is a great way to do business but sometimes you might want to go beyond your social media platform.

Giving encouragement is kind and sharing posts could be life saving for some businesses.  Take note of what is going on around you.  Sometimes you need to reach out to ‘actually’ support someone. That could be in the form of giving to a local food bank, helping a charity, choosing to buy from a local trader or even uttering the words ‘fancy a brew?

Food For Thought?

I hope this blog has given you some food for thought.  There are lots of ways you can help and support others and the feeling you’ll get from knowing you have helped is second to none so give it a go today.

Be kind Lincolnshire. Donation Genie in Be Kind Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

The Donation Genie is an online search area for you to make donations to your local food bank. Search by postcode to discover what is needed most


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How To Use #LincsConnect In Lincolnshire



Free Advertising In Lincolnshire

That’s It For Now

I hope you found this blog interesting and thought provoking.  Please feel free to leave comments.




LincsConnect Stars

LincsConnect Stars

LincsConnect Stars

Join the Lincolnshire #LincsConnect Stars by visiting the hashtag to support others

Read on to discover how you can join the Lincolnshire LincsConnect Stars and be in with the chance of a featured spot in this blog.

LincsConnect Hour 

Join the LincsConnect Hour stars on Monday evenings on Twitter at 8.00pm. You’ll find new friends every week so search  #LincsConnect and stay there to follow the chat. Likewise, you’ll find your friends on the #LincsConnect hashtag every day so pop in for a chat.

#LincsConnect Hour on Mondays at 8.00pm on Twitter by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Join us for the #LincsConnect Hour on Mondays at 8.00pm

LincsConnect Hour 10 April 2023

The Hour was hosted by me and I ran the Hour along the lines of ‘Simon Says’.  Starting off with introductions including individual personal adverts then proceeded with instructions to read and retweet (not ‘Like’) two tweets from the introductions.

The Hour continued on the same theme so attendees were able to post four adverts and have multiple retweets.

Lincolnshire LincsConnect Stars

LincsConnect. Use the hashtag to promote yourself and support others on a daily basis by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Use the #LincsConnect hashtag daily for your advertising and networking. It’s free and simple to use

I’ve seen people post their messages but get no response.  You can use the #LincsConnect hashtag on your posts to reach out to a wider local audience but for best results you need to visit the hashtag regularly to chat and retweet for others.

LincsConnect Stars

Taking the Hour  a stage further it was suggested that I should produce a Gif for #LincsConnect so that’s exactly what I’ve done.

#LincsConnect Be A Star Gif by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

People who join in with the #LincsConnect Hour on Twitter are given the opportunity to post multiple adverts but also invited to win the virtual star.  Enter this daily fun competition daily which simply requires you to visit the Lincolnshire #LincsConnect hashtag to support others there.

The competition runs every day with a new member being selected according to how many people they support on the hashtag.  In addition, one of the lucky winners will be selected to have a feature in this blog.

The blog will be updated each month with the new winner so play the game to be in with a chance of being featured here.

Join The Lincolnshire #LincsConnect Stars Club

The #LincsConnect Stars are the ones who take the time to chat to others and share posts.  You too can become a #LincsConnect Star by utilising the hashtag regularly to support others there.

The Stars – In No Particular Order

As a result of following the instructions to support your fellow #LincsConnect members to reach out to a wider audience you will be in with a chance to win a virtual star and a feature in this blog.

Advertising isn’t free of course so it’s going to cost you in time. Spending a minimum of 5 minutes of your time each day is perfect. The more visits you make to the #LincsConnect hashtag to support others, the greater your chance of winning the Star and blog feature.

Don’t forget to post your own free adverts on the #LincsConnect hashtag too if course.

Sponsored By:

Mandarin Therapies is one of the LincsConnect Hour Stars providing bespoke mobile complementary therapies across the whole county and beyond by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Mandarin Therapies and @MandarinMothers provides bespoke mobile complementary therapies across the whole County and beyond. Go to the bio to discover more and click on the picture to go to the website


How It Works

One visit to the #LincsConnect Hour won’t instantly make you famous or popular with other #LincsConnect members.  One Hour may not even get you any sales but taking the concept and applying it daily will help you to gain more recognition and may well lead to increased sales. Spend a few minutes each day chatting with and sharing posts to maximise your impact on social media.

LincsConnect Stars

Join the fun to make good connections and helped each. As a result, your adverts will reach a wider audience so join us for the #LincsConnect Hour on Mondays at 8.00pm and on the #LincsConnect hashtag every day.

Your Editorial Here

As a special ‘thank you’ to those who interact with the #LincsConnect hashtag there will be an opportunity for an editorial here. One winner each month will be chosen so make sure you’re taking part. You have to be in it to win it!

The editorial will include a picture of choice and links to websites etc. The editorial will update each month. To increase advertising opportunities winners are encouraged to use the blog to post on their social media pages. As a result more people will see the blog which will increase awareness of the competition.

Congratulations J&S Plumbing & Heating

J&S Plumbing & Heating services in Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

J&S Plumbing & Heating “Quality as standard”

Jason dedicated just a few minutes each day to searching the #LincsConnect hashtag on Twitter. As a result he has won this free editorial – congratulations Jason. In addition to the free editorial J&S plumbing & Heating have increased their profile on Twitter and are steadily increasing their following.

Jason has also launched his own Twitter hashtag #JASSafetyTips so if you have any questions about your plumbing and heating or would like to see answers to questions you hadn’t thought to ask, just search the hashtag.  You’ll find J&S Plumbing & Heating on twitter under the name @JASPlumbLincs and on Facebook under jasplumbandheat so be sure to give them a follow.

J&S Plumb & Heat in Lincolnshire by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Click on the picture to go straight to the J&S Plumbing & Heating website

As a satisfied customer I have no hesitation in recommending Jason for your boiler purchase, servicing, and maintenance. We had two large old boilers which Jason removed and replaced with a single new efficient Worcester boiler. Quick, clean, efficient and at a fair price so naturally I’m very pleased with the job.

One year later a service is due so I received a text reminder with a link to the website. As a result, one click took me to the right page and after filling in my name and address the service it was booked. By following the simple instructions I even had a choice of preferred days and times for the visit. A follow up text to confirm the appointment followed just minutes later. That’s what I call good service.

Spread The Cost With J&S Plumbing & Heating

There are 5 fully qualified heating engineers on hand to look after you. As a result it’s unlikely that you’ll have a long wait for your work to be booked in and carried out. Jason even has monthly payment service plans available to help you spread the cost. Qualified in gas, oil and LPG heating systems J&S Plumbing & Heating have you covered. Their strap line says it all: “Quality as standard”

Congratulations to Serena Twibell Arts

LincsConnect Stars Award featuring Serena TwibellArts by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire Blogger LincsBlogger

@TwibellArts on Twitter and Etsy. and Serena.Twibell on Facebook. Click on the picture to go straight to the shop

Always here to support other #LincsConnect users, Serena has surely deserved her prize of a free editorial here.  When Serena isn’t painting or or creating hand sewn lovelies & home decor pieces from felt and vintage fabrics (never far from a cup of tea of course) she and her husband are collecting vintage items to go on sale in their shop at Hemswell Antiques.

The stock is always changing of course so I strongly recommend that you pay a visit to Canberra Antiques Centre (Unit 52) to have a look for yourself.  When you get there you’ll find that the very helpful reception staff will be pleased to guide you to Twibell Arts.

LincsConnect Stars featuring Serena Twibell at Canberra Antiques Centre, Hemswell by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Unit 52 at Canberra Antiques Center, Hemswell. Click on the picture to find Canberra Antiques Centre

Painting And Creating

Serena is truly gifted as you’ll discover when you follow her on Twitter and look at her Etsy Shop.  Again, the stock is constantly being updated as the artwork and creations are all original. However, you’ll be able to keep up to date with what’s new by following @TwibellArts on Twitter or Serena.Twibell on Facebook

LincsConnect Stars featuring TwibellArts by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

Incredibly detailed miniature paintings as well as exquisite creations, Serena has every gift occasion covered so a visit to her Etsy shop is a must. Click on the picture for a shortcut to the shop.

Call 01522 708 208 to book an appointment today or click on the links above to go to the website and social media sites.

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Lincolnshire LincsConnect Stars by LincsConnect the Lincolnshire blogger LincsBlogger

How to use LincsConnect in Lincolnshire


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That’s It For Now