Have you joined in on any Twitter chats lately? Here are some great Twitter chats for bloggers and online entrepreneurs! I’ve made it super easy for you to join in by including the date and the time for multiple timezones (because, who likes doing them math to figure out when it starts?).
This post was originally published on Sept. 12th, 2014 but has been updated with the latest and greatest Twitter chats.
If you really want to learn blogging techniques– this is the blogging chat for you. The #blogelevated chat always has great information and current tips and strategies for bloggers. Blog Elevated is a blogging conference in Texas, but you certainly don’t need to go to the conference to participate in the Twitter chat.
I participated in my first #createlounge chat last week. Some power house bloggers show up in that chat. Not only can you learn from the fabulous host, Kayla, but you can also get great insights from the other bloggers that show up to chat. If you’re looking for creative, blogging inspiration and tips make sure to check this chat out.
Time: 6pm PT |7pm MT | 8pm CT | 9pm ET
Host: Melyssa Griffin, thenectarcollective.com
The #nectarchat is brand new and takes place every other Wednesday. Once you’re done with the #createlounge, just hop over and chat with Melyssa and friends. Melyssa’s bright and bold website personality carries over to the #nectarchat.
I have yet to participate in the #ellechat, but have heard so many good things and recommendations that I had to include it on this list. Chat host Lauren is a blogging, business, Squarespace, and design guru. Get another dosage of 2 hours of twitter chats by continuing on with the #blisschat after the #ellechat.
Take your blog/business to the next level with the saucy entrepreneur, Charissa Moore. Join other online biz owners for the #blisschat. This chat is all about empowering your blog/business by using your words.
The #SitsBlogging chat is different from the other chats listed here. There isn’t a guided discussion, but rather bloggers sharing links to their best posts from the week and chatting about them. It is all about sharing and caring, and meeting new friends. Connected to it is a link party on the SITS Girls website.
Tips for Twitter chats.
For chats that ask questions, always make sure to reply to the answer with A1, A2, A3, etc. in front of your tweet. Also, be courteous to your followers who aren’t participating in the chat and reply to tweets instead of broadcasting to all your followers. Learn more about using the @ symbol in Twitter.
Don’t forget the hashtag. I know it sounds silly, but I make this mistake all the time. You aren’t part of the conversation if you aren’t using the hash tag.
Interact with other people’s answers as well as chat with the host.
For more.extensive tips, check out Chloe’ article How to rock your first Twitter chat.
Why take part in Twitter Chats?
Twitter chats are a great opportunity to connect with other bloggers or small business owners. I have met a lot of my online friends through Twitter chats! Chats are also a great way to learn and be inspired. Being an online entrepreneur can be a lonely road sometimes – Twitter chats give you the opportunity to have online colleagues that you can bounce ideas off of, get inspiration from, and building lasting relationships with.
Living in the Pacific Time zone makes it hard for me to catch Twitter chats (I’m usually cooking or eating dinner. I used to try to chat and cook dinner at the same time, but it resulted in too many burnt dinners). When I do get to jump in though, I do so because I enjoy them, I love making new blogging friends / finding new blogs to read, I always learn something new from twitter chats, and I like to see if I can help anyone out during the chats.
Why do you participate in Twitter chats? Which chats are your favorite?