15th June 2015 is 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta at Runneymede…
Widely accepted as the birth of democracy, King John was forced to sign an agreement by England’s barons which essential put the people in charge… and this romantic notion will prove very appealing in 2015 with events being hosted throughout the year.
Seems to me that this is a perfect opportunity for the Magna Carta Patch locally & Crowd Patch nationally and internationally during the year… helping people raise the funds to host their Magna Carta event.
So last Thursday & Friday, instead of writing blogs, I put the energy into creating:
- A blog under www.magnacartaevents.com
- The home for our Crowd Funding under www.magnacartaevents.co.uk
- A Twitter Channel @magnacarta1506
- And Facebook
A veritable social media feast… off with his head 😉
Funnily enough, early today I pushed out a Tweet via @magnacarta1506 saying how I was finding engaging through this channel more relaxing than my other channels… I guess this is because it makes me think of days gone by when folk used to actually talk to each other!
Saturday morning I spent some time following 100+ people in the Magna Carta world and then Sunday I sent a personal tweet to those that reciprocated, building rapport… I have randomly done this with my other Twitter accounts but I’m slowing it down and following what I know is best practice with this project and it feels good…
…and make sure you hook me up with folk you bump into who are thinking of putting on events next year so we can work out if we can be of assistance in raising any funds necessary.