It has been a very long time since Croydon had a Tweet up and being the sociable and organised people that we are, the Dot Social ladies took it upon ourselves to organise the first Croydon Tweet up of 2014 at Matthews Yard last week.
For us, Tweetups aren’t for business purposes they are strictly social, to meet the scene behind the screen!
While there are lots of business networking events, there are less purely social meet ups; around Croydon we have Croydon Eats Out and Purley Breakfast Club as regular social events, and we’ve been to Croydon Tweetups in the past that have been purely social and informal occasions.
That being said, there are a lot of people on Twitter interacting because they’ve got a business interest, so those connections and, “Hello, I’m X, what do you do?” introductions obviously lead to it being inevitable that some business networking occurs. That’s great, and why not?! But, for us, the main purpose of the Croydon Tweetups is just to meet and socialise with locals. There’s no agenda, no timetable, no speakers and no pressure. Just come and mingle and turn up and leave when it suits you.
This Wednesday was the first Croydon Tweetup this year and about 40 people came along. There were a few presenters from Croydon Radio, which is based there, and a wide range of others. There was a real buzz at the bar with everyone chatting and introducing those they knew and didn’t to each other. There were only a few I hadn’t met before, and one guy who had definitely not found out about it on Twitter and isn’t on Twitter at all!
Thanks to the fabulous Matthews Yard for having us. We love it there. It’s such a great hub for business to personal, arts, music and community events and groups.
If you missed this one, diary the next one which will be from 7pm on Weds, 9th April