Every week on Thursday makers & creative entrepreneurs have been gathering on Twitter with the hashtag #OMHG to talk about wide-ranging topics related to our monthly OMHG themes and issues that impact our creative community from ethics to advocacy. Our chats started in February of 2011 as a way to take online connections one step further (+ have tea & cake together) and have grown into a weekly gathering place for the creative community. Join us to share our successes & struggles, connect, collaborate and fill the internet with goodness for one never-long-enough hour.
HOW TO JOIN US
Our chats are unscripted except for our weekly topic and have no rules except be kind & respectful but these tips will make sure you can dive right in and feel at home with us:
- We meet every Thursday from 1-2pm EST on Twitter with the hashtag #OMHG
- Our chats can be busy so expect tweets to be flying! The best way to follow along is by visiting our chat room http://twubs.com/omhg, this will automatically add the #OMHG hashtag to your tweets so you can spend more time chatting + archives the tweets so you can read up on them later.
- Tweet Tip: If things are going too fast for you change the Feed Speed in Twubs to Slow/Slowest or pause the stream to catch up!
- Real friendships are made here-the kind that fill you right up and leave you feeling like your bestest self. Come wanting to make those connections and make others feel awesome & leave with new cheerleaders in your pocket!
- Say hello! The first 5 minutes of our chat are for hellos & we use the last 10 minutes to share our own projects.
- Please don’t shout out your products/sales/events until the last 10 minutes of our chat-it is distracting to the conversation to hear someone yelling about their super-awesome-sale! We want to hear what you are working on but we save the best part for last 🙂
WHO WE ARE
Don’t be scared off because we have “handmade” in our name-all creative entrepreneurs are welcome to join us, the thing that makes us awesome is our diversity! We have wildly different skills, locations, perspectives, colours, ages, faiths, business sizes, and expertise but are united by a love of supporting each other along on this creative journey. We have busy lives but manage to juggle kids, time zones, to-do lists, day-jobs, and appointments to converge for one magic hour every week.
Do you have an #OMHG story to share? Have our chats inspired you, sparked a collaboration, changed your business, introduced you to new amazing friends? Tell us about it! Share your submission with our community on our submission page.
A huge thanks to the massively talented Gaia Cornwall for offering to create our chat illustration-she perfectly captured our spirit (unicorns & all!).
Want to know more about us? Here are just a few highlights from 3 years of goodness:
#OMHG is seriously the highlight of my week. The only downside is that my overly full brain is boiling over by the time we’re done!
— Erin M. Harris (@erinmharris) July 18, 2013
Love it! #omhg trending on #twitter right now! Go handmade, indie made, crafters, artists, makers, designers…..!!!
— An Astrid Endeavor (@AstridEndeavor) May 9, 2013
@ohmyhandmade I can’t believe how fast it flew by! My business has come so far this year thanks to #omhg!
— LoveLeeSoaps (@LoveLeeSoaps) December 20, 2012
@ohmyhandmade I want the world wide world to be this welcoming….thank you…xo
— Colleen Attara (@ColleenAttara) September 27, 2012
You guys have shifted my energy today big-time. I had a very discouraging day yesterday and was so blue. Now I feel peachy. #omhg
— Jessica Nichols (@SweetEventide) April 11, 2013
I have to say, I jumped into this community feet-first, eyes-closed and it’s one of the warmest and most welcoming I’ve ever been in. #omhg
— Genevieve (@kittyscuriosity) May 17, 2012
@ohmyhandmade can I just say how much I LOVE the #omhg chats…THE most wonderful community EVER
— Alison Butler (@thepetitcadeau) June 7, 2012
I love that some of the commenters on your first post are still part of the community today! @ohmyhandmade http://t.co/BtVSD9a6 #omhg
— Tania Wojciechowski (@taniawoj) July 1, 2012
Around 1pm CST every single Thursday I feel the most productive, the most supportive, & the most loved. I love you guys. #omhg #grouphug
— Nikki Jeske (@designcoyote) July 5, 2012