I signed up on Twitter in April 2009 knowing nothing about social media and just barely enough about computers to be dangerous. I was more interested in the “social” aspect rather than the “media.” After “tweeting” with numerous followers on Twitter who shared my “lack of passion” for housework, I began the Housework-Haters Club (#HHC).
It truly started as a joke with tweets like, “We should start a Housework-Haters Club.” Before I knew what hit me, I received many tweets from people all over the world and from all walks of life that wanted to join—women and men! As a newbie on Twitter, my followers and fellow-#HHC Members helped me to learn more about social media and I continue to learn something new every day. In April, I knew nothing about SEO, API, RT, LOA, or hundreds more acronyms of which I had no clue of their meaning. Heck, I could barely figure out how to retweet the excellent tweets of my friends and keep it under 140 characters. It is now August and I still know very little about most of those terms, but I have learned how to RT and I can tell you this:
“I love my followers. I did not pay for them; then they would be products. But they are people-super great people who have become my friends.”
My Sincere 140, @Decotta
But my Twitter account wasn’t enough. I had to find a way to keep up with the members and we needed a “home” where we could come together and share ideas and offer suggestions. Thence, this blog was born and our Club has continued to grow daily.
“But if I join, who’s going to clean my house?”
I want to take a moment to clarify that I do not encourage “not” doing housework and we are not planning a revolt. We are simply a group of like-mind people coming together for the purpose of sharing opinions, ideas, products and resources, all in an effort to make housework a little easier and enjoyable. You are eligible to join Housework-Haters Club if you sincerely hate housework (whether you do it or not). And if you like housework, you are still welcomed to join us……I know a bunch of people who would love to hire you or ask you for helpful tips. *hehehe*
Does a maid come with membership?
So sorry—the answer is No. However, we have received many inquiries and requests for product and service reviews on our blog. If a maid service calls me, you can bet I’m going to ask if they will sponsor a giveaway contest to our Members for a free cleaning!
I would love to join but I use a cleaning service……is that allowed?
Heaven’s Yes! Did you stop hating housework just because someone else was doing it? Nah. I didn’t think so. I have always tried to have a little help around the house and last year I hired a good friend of mine (Lisa) to come once a week to help me clean. She apparently doesn’t mind housework since she does it for a living. (I cannot even imagine doing it as a job! Uggh!) And she does a GREAT job! Lisa will also be involved with our Review Board to help me test products for review. Here’s a sneak peak at Lisa, an honorary member of the #HHC Review Board.
I’m so happy to be involved in something I have a passion for—Sharing, helping and connecting with real people!” I feel very privileged and honored to lead our Members and am blessed with the support and dedication of many great people. The respect, help and love I have received from our Members still amazes me, warms my heart and motivates me daily to learn and do more than the day before.
I am excited about the upcoming plans for the #HHC. I invite you to subscribe to this blog to receive updates of future posts about reviews, giveaway contests and news from the Housework-Haters Club. I would also love for you to follow me on Twitter at @Decotta. Once a member joins, they can also follow @HouseworkHaters on Twitter to receive tweets solely for Members only.
To our Members and Twitter, I sincerely thank you for this opportunity!
“Hate Housework….Not People”