I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but 2011 was a bit of a whirlwind - and now that it's coming to a close, I honestly cannot remember what happened over the last 12 months. And yet, here I am at the last Wednesday of the year, with a need to tease the first #builtheritage Twitter chat of 2012. (2012! How is that even possible?!)
In honor of the new year, we're going to be talking about resolutions, specifically around our work as preservationists. (Not a preservationist by trade? No problem! We're talking big tent here - all building huggers are welcome.) Are there specific buildings you want to save? Communities you want to help revitalize? Historic places you want to visit? I can't wait to hear everyone's ideas for preservation in 2012!
And when will we be doing this? Next Wednesday, January 4, at 4:00pm EST.
Here’s how to participate in the chat:
1. Sign in to Twitter, TweetDeck or TweetChat. We (your friendly chat moderators: Julia, Kayla, and I) usually use TweetChat since it adds the hash tag automatically and allows for easy replies and re-tweets.
2. Follow and tweet with the hashtag #builtheritage
3. Watch for the questions in the Q1 format. Provide answers using the A1 format, and interact with other tweeters using replies and retweets.
Oh, and what we mean by the Q1/A1 format is this: Questions (we usually have four per chat) are posed by the moderators as Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 about every 15 minutes. We ask that chatters reply with A1, A2, etc. to help everyone stay clear on what they’re responding to. A lot of side conversations and such still break out, but it helps keep things at least a little organized.
If you can’t join in live, don’t worry – we’ll also post a transcript shortly after the chat.
Hope to hear from you!
Sarah Heffern is a member of the Digital and New Media team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. At the moment, she's on her holiday staycation, trying to figure out how a "don't let time pass you by" resolution might work.