Mike Hammer is the member of the WWOOF UK team responsible for our social media presence; he’s been really successful in developing it in the last eighteen months and he’s got plenty of ideas on how we can make it even better:
As you probably already know, WWOOF UK actively shares information via the social media sites of Facebook and Twitter. Announcing new features on our website and forthcoming WWOOF UK events are principle reasons for using social media but also we’d like to involve the whole WWOOF UK community – that means you!! Occasionally we’ll be delighted by a video from a WWOOFer depicting a happy time spent with a UK host/s or a WWOOFer will send some drawings they were inspired to produce in their spare time down on the farm; these are just two examples of our membership having clearly experienced very positive and meaningful times and wishing to share that joy with the wider WWOOF community (and beyond).
(WWOOFer Joanne Matthews took up drawing while she WWOOFed)
This is where you come in! We all have WWOOF experiences we could share and thanks to Facebook and Twitter it couldn’t be easier. A photo with a short caption or a brief ‘Tweet’–about a particularly good meal, your satisfaction on completing a project as part of a team, the first time you fed animals, the first WWOOFer you hosted, a fond farewell to a WWOOFer who has been staying and you felt a strong heart connection with etc., etc., etc. The list is endless, but the main reason for this article is an attempt to make WWOOF UK’s Facebook and Twitter pages come alive: ‘This farm is great!’ ‘I’ve just managed to get my vegetable beds ready for sowing thanks to these great WWOOFers!’ ‘I’ve just read this article about bio-char; anyone know of a host who produces it or uses it?’ ‘This is the link to my/our blog’ (we will gladly link to a good host’s or WWOOFer’s blog from our website if they are relevant). With photos fresh from the fields and Tweets a plenty, the WWOOF UK grapevine will surely become the place to drop-in for a taste of what’s going on now on organic farms in the UK.
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wwoofuk and on Twitter: @wwoofuk