One of my favourite things about blogging is the community. Everyone I’ve met so far is extremely friendly and fun to talk to. A great way to meet people is getting involved in a Twitter chat.
Twitter chats are usually held for an hour and are organised and hosted by other bloggers with a bunch of questions for everyone to answer, and always with a #hashtag. This usually sparks up conversations between people and then that’s when the magic happens!
I used to be nervous joining in to start off with. They’re usually a lot of people involved and I never knew what to say to anyone else. I didn’t want it to feel like I was the newbie trying to ‘fit in’ with the chat. Now I tend to find the adrenaline runs through me and I start to go a bit mental when in a chat! I’m constantly refreshing the hashtag, going back and responding to other bloggers answers and going through my own notifications (as no doubt, the more involved you are the more notifications you’ll get!).
I’ve met a lot of bloggers through these chats and I’m so grateful for them. I’d love to host a chat myself one day, so if anyone is looking for a host, hit me up!
Here are a bunch of my favourite chats and when they’re held;
@Cbeechat #beechat – Monday 5pm till 6pm & Thursday 9pm till 10pm GMT.
@Blogsdoitbetter #BDIB – Monday 7pm till 8pm & Friday 8pm till 9pm GMT.
@TheGirlGangHQ #TheGirlGang – Monday 6pm till 7pm GMT.
@LbloggersChat #lbloggers – Wednesday 7pm till 8pm and Sunday 7pm till 8pm GMT.
@CrazyBlogChat #CrazyBloggers – Thursday 7pm till 8pm GMT.
As you can see, your evenings can become quite full up! The topics are always different and even the simplest of topics can become a fun and exciting hour.
Looking at how Twitter chats can help improve the traffic going to your blog, I’ve noticed since getting properly involved with the chats my Twitter followers have gone up and my traffic to my blog has gone up also. It’s a great way to show off your personality so people get to know the real you and then naturally drive people to check out your blog. At the end of most chats everyone shares their links to their blog and social media platforms so it’s an awesome way to discover new blogs whilst others discover yours. Share the love and it’ll come back to you!
I really urge any bloggers out there who haven’t been involved in a chat, jump in! You are always welcome and we love to see new people getting involved.
As I mentioned above, I’d love to host my own Twitter chat, so let me know if you’re looking for hosts! If you also host your own Twitter chat let me know in the comments as I would love to check it out. I love getting involved with lots of different chats so I can meet as many people as I can.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and join me in a chat! Have a nice day.