There seems to be a blogger chat for every night of the week with new chats popping up all the time! The chats are a great way to meet new bloggers and build your blog.
The chats use one specific hashtag for the chat, most of the chats I take part in only last an hour and have a host who asks questions through that hour.
Respect the rules of the chat:
Some chats can be quite structured in terms of how and when they ask questions. Some may ask for you to not share you links until the end as it means people can have a good chat and then share links at the end. I must say It can get pretty annoying when you are trying to keep up with the chat and someone keeps tweeting their links every five minutes. If you don’t agree with what someone is saying just remember everyone is entitled to their own views but maybe approach them in a polite manner if you really want to.
How to keep up!
I like to use tweetdeck for scheduling my tweets if I am hosting the #bdib chat but if I am just generally taking part I prefer to open two tabs on twitter and have one for the hashtag and one for the notifications, It just makes it a lot easier to keep up as there can be hundreds of tweets a minute!
Get involved as much as you can, ask questions and respond to people! Make sure you use the hashtag as well so everyone can see your tweets and reply. Like or retweet other people’s tweets and maybe follow some new people from the chat, it can make a big difference in building relationships with other bloggers.
Don’t be scared:
Following on from the previous point, don’t be scared to join in or give your own views. If you see a conversation going on why not join? That’s the whole point of chats you get lots of “mini” chats happening as well as the main one.
My favourite twitter chats:
I love taking part in chats and there are so many that I love to join in with. There is certainly a chat out there for everyone! I like to join in the #bbloggers chat which is mainly targeted towards beauty bloggers there is also #lbloggers for lifestyle bloggers. I also couldn’t not mention the #bdib chat, I started #bdib and am so proud of how it turned out, the chat takes place every Monday 7pm GMT and Friday 8pm GMT and we love having new people join in each week!
Why not try and take part in a chat? Let me know in the comments what your favourite chats are!