Blogchat: Sundays on Twitter

23 Nov

There’s one thing I’ve really gotten into the social media realm lately: Blogchat. This is a chat on Twitter where folks talk, er… tweet, about blogging-related topics.

Blogchat - Sundays at 9:00 p.m. EST on Twitter.

Graphic by me via iPhone, using Hipstamatic & Phonto

I’ve made so many connections there, garnered blogging tips, and become more adept at Twitter by taking part. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in getting more from blogging (as a blog reader, I assume you may have an interest). Once, I even helped suggest a topic for an upcoming chat:

To participate, follow the hashtag #blogchat on Twitter, stay on topic, and keep hitting “refresh” on whatever means you use to keep up with the conversations. It’s fast-moving, so using a tool like TweetChat or HootSuite with multiple columns or tabs can be very helpful, although I’ve navigated it successfully just by using Twitter from the browser, or even by iPhone. It’s led by Mack Collier and happens every Sunday at 9:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern standard time. Recently covered topics include time management for bloggers, copyright issues, and using images.

There’s also a monthly open mic for non-specific blogging-related topics. Even if you don’t specifically participate 0r prefer just to listen in, that’s totally fine. You’ll probably still pick up a tip or two, and it’s a good way to see how the conversations flow.

Participating has encouraged me to explore other Twitter chats, and I’ve found them consistently beneficial, especially given the breadth of perspectives from some experienced and friendly folks. Try it sometime – and have fun chatting.

What do you think? Have you ever participated in a Twitter chat? What are some other resources you recommend for blogging advice and ideas? Let us hear from you in the comments.

7 Responses to “Blogchat: Sundays on Twitter”

  1. Paul Cahill November 24, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Thanks for the info. I will have to try and check it out here in the near term.

    • rsmithing November 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Thanks for commenting, man. I’ve found it beneficial every time.

  2. mackcollier November 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Hey Richard! Thanks for the great post on #Blogchat, and thanks for participating! Hope to see you Sunday!

    • rsmithing November 24, 2012 at 1:23 am #

      Right on, Mack. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Photobooth Journal November 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Sounds great. Is it possible to review what has been said in previous sessions?

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