Tuesday, February 23, 2010

J-TEA’s adventures in social media

I have been researching social media and making some additions to the ways that I reach out and share the latest J-TEA news. This has been a learning process and I would like to share some of the things learned.
Currently, there are four ways to follow our latest tea information.
1) This blog dubbed J-TEA’s Oolong Tea Times
2) Twitter @JTEA
3) J-TEA’s Facebook business page www.facebook.com/JTEAINTERNATIONAL
4) J-TEA’s informative tea newsletter. You can sign up here: www.jteainternational.com on the lower right hand side of the page.

The first option is the tea blog. This is where I will pour my heart and soul into trying to share some of the amazing experiences that I have had via tea.

Next, Twitter. This is a place where I will say somewhat witty and somewhat meaningless comments I find amusing or interesting that can be expressed in 140 characters or less. Examples of recent tweets include: “What does Spider-man call himself? Well, I am the Friendly Neighborhood #tea man” and “Horizon Herbs Catalog arrived. 20 pack of #Tea plant seeds for $9.95 / seedlings $10 each, grow tea”

Facebook is where I can post many pictures and develop a J-TEA following whom I can inform of cool J-TEA happenings at the drop of a hat. I’ve been researching how to best use the Facebook business page here: http://bit.ly/zURSL. Become a fan now by going here or by clicking on the Facebook link on the right of this page.

Finally, there is the informative tea newsletter. As the name implies, this newsletter is informative. I share tea tidbits and tea stories and general information about tea as well as happenings at J-TEA. The goal is to send one newsletter per month so as not to inundate your inbox with excessive email. The service is meant to be value adding and we hope that you will enjoy it. If you have not already signed up, be sure and do so. If you have signed up and are not receiving the newsletter, you might want another email address. Some addresses are bounced for what reason I do not know.
I look forward to learning more and more about social media and the most fun and interesting ways to use it in the near future. Please feel free to share the ways that you have used social media to help your business. If you have any suggestions for J-TEA’s adventures in social media we would love to hear from you.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I quite understand social media yet, and I run two social media websites! I do know that Twitter and Facebook are totally different in how they function.

    I have found Facebook to be more effective for reaching out and keeping in touch with people who are already a big fan of your business...whereas I have found twitter to be better for getting new ideas, engaging in dialogue, and locating new people who would be interested in what you're doing.

    I find it hard to find new fans through facebook...I think this is by design: facebook makes money through advertising and encourages people to advertise fan pages.

    For this reason, I find twitter to be overall more useful. But maybe I just don't know how to use facebook yet?