I started tweeting in August of last year. I felt the same way about twitter as I did about blogging when I first got started. Why tweet when I already have a Facebook Fan Page? With only 140 characters, what would I say? How will I know if someone responds to my message? Who do I follow? One of the first articles I used as a reference recommended that I tweet my blog posts, so I did. Then I started to reach out to others in the design community. I became more relaxed and decided to just be…

This same piece of advice was given by Shameeka Ayers (aka The Broke Socialite) on a Monday night in a panel discussion hosted by CRAVEAtlanta at Noon Midtown. She along with Michael Erickson (Fifth Group Restaurants) and Tucker Berta (Serenbe) lead a discussion entitled “Social Media Superstars.” Here are a few pics from the event.

I’m always excited to meet fellow bloggers and tweet mates! Attending functions like this allows you to meet the voice behind your favorite blogs. When you all get together you feel like old friends!

Bloggers in Attendance:

Do you tweet? If so, leave your twitter handle/username in the comments section! Click here to follow me: @erikaatblulabel and join in the conversation!

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. L. Duncan Says:

    Twitter is for the birds;)

    You guys look great! Wish I could have made it:(

    Hey Dayka! I see you;)


  2. Tammy@InStitches Says:

    I'm following you ! I'm @BGCUSTOMWINDOWS


  3. Ashley Says:

    Hi lady – I just featured you in a post over at Decorology.


  4. Tamstyles Says:

    Dallas is so bunky bunk bunk….I swear it is. Lucky you..and ATL.


  5. niki.mac Says:

    Your pictures came out so great! It was so great meeting you. :)


  6. Wande- Ladyee Boutique Says:

    I tweet Erika!



  7. Sarah - La Jeune Marie Says:

    I dont use twitter for the same reasons you initially didn't. May be I'll come around, but I haven't yet!



  8. Dayka (Life +Style) Says:

    good to finally meet you! thanks for the shout.


  9. Claire Watkins, ASID allied Says:

    Ohhh man, I so wish I was there. I told Laura Scholz, the term 'networking event' usually gives me the willies, but not with y'all. I love it. Seriously, I feel like I missed a party. LOL. Never met Dayka, but I've email with her a few times and now I've seen her, too! See y'all at the next CRAVE event.


  10. My Agent Angela Says:

    Girl you are an inspiration. Blogging and twitter can't hold my attention but I know I need to stay committed to see results…follow me @myagentangela

    Your hair looks fab by the way…Have you thought about dying it!


  11. Maria Killam Says:

    I wish I could have been there!


  12. Get Togetha Says:

    At first I though Twitter was just a step away from lunacy. But now I get the addiction. At first it seems like you're wasting time communicating about mundane things but it has quite the opposite effect. It's really about breaking down the walls of access that've been held for so long by mainstream media and that's what makes it such a powerful tool. We no longer have to depend on media to know what's going on. The people will decide what's important.


  13. MySkinConcierge Says:

    Folllow you @MySkinConcierge I would love for you to list my blog too!

    I am adding a blog list to my blog this weekend. Would you like to be on it?


  14. Chic Chocolate Says:

    This is awesome! I can't wait for Crave DC! Crave ATL looks great! You can follow me three ways


  15. Deliciously Organized Says:

    I don't tweet that often…but I'm now following you! BTW, it looks like you've been going to some amazing events lately!


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