Monday, 24 August 2015

A Bloggers Guide To Twitter Chats


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If you are a blogger, I hope that you have a linked twitter account to your blog. Why? Because its probably one of the best ways to gain traffic to your blog as well as feeling part of the blogging community. Honestly if you don't, you are missing out on a goldmine of traffic and blogging opportunities. (  Que dancing leprechauns at the end of the rainbow with the gold). One of the main ways of gaining traffic through twitter is by participating in twitter chats. For the advanced twitter chat participator they can seem like a walk in the park, for the beginner they can seem awfully daunting and scary. So I am here to give you a step by step guide to blogger twitter chats! Enjoy :)


WHAT IS A TWITTER CHAT?

A twitter chat really does do what it says on the tin. Its a chat, that happens on twitter. You would of never of guessed? At a select time of the day, by using a certain hashtag someone will be asking questions and you can simply answer the questions and if you want chat and reply to other peoples answers or questions. Its really quite simple! 

HOW DO I JOIN A TWITTER CHAT?

Don't worry you don't have to go through rigorous testing or any exams. You simply turn up! If only all exams were like that, eh? Find out a twitter chat topic that suits you, find the hashtag and what times it is on and simply start tweeting using that hashtag. Its really good to start of by saying hello or asking everyone if they are okay, that sort of thing.

WHAT TWITTER CHATS ARE AVAILABLE?

well, my good friends, here is a list that I have compiled of all the blogging twitter chats available. Obviously you are not going to be able to take part in every single one of these twitter chats but after a bit of trail and error, you will find the ones are are suitable for you!    


MONDAY
7-8pm.: #bdib: For all bloggers. 

      : 8-9pm.#fbloggers For fashion bloggers

7 - 8pm: #jbtalks (Just Blog Talks: generic chat with questions)
8 - 9pm: #beautybabble (Topical chat with questions)

8 - 9pm: #healthyselves (Topical chat with questions.)

8 - 9pm: #pbloggers (Parent Bloggers: Topical chat with questions)

9 - 10pm: #holhealthyhour (Holistic Health: topical chat with questions)

9 - 10pm: #zchat (Zuster Chat: Generic chat with questions,)



TUESDAY
 7-8pm.#bookbloggers: For book bloggers

           8-9pm #fblchat:. For fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers. 
          #bloghour: 9-10pm. For all bloggers.
7 - 8:30pm: #craftblogclub (Craft Bloggers: topical chat)
7 - 8pm: #askablogger (Generic chat with questions)
8 - 9pm: #ukblogtalk (Generic or topical chat for UK Bloggers)
9 - 10pm: #tweetursis (Promoting small businesses)

WEDNESDAY 
 2 - 3am: #blogtrends (Generic chat)
7 - 8pm: #lbloggers (Lifestyle Bloggers: generic or topical chat with questions)
8 - 9pm: #bbloggers (Beauty Bloggers: topical chat with questions)
8 - 9pm: #stylechat (Fashion Bloggers: topical chat with questions)
9 - 10pm: #blogtacular (Generic or topical chat with questions)

THURSDAY 
7 - 8pm: #crazybloggers (Generic chat with questions)
7:30 - 8:30pm: #TVblogchat (Topical chat with questions; first Thursday of every month)
8 - 9pm: #fbloggers (Fashion Bloggers: topical chat with questions)
8:30pm - 9:30pm: #cbloggers (Creative Bloggers: topical chat with questions,)
9 - 10pm: #blogphotochat (Topical chat about photography with questions,)
9 - 10pm: #cfbloggers (Cruelty-Free Bloggers: topical chat with questions)

FRIDAY 
8-9pm. #bdib: For all bloggers. 
6 - 7pm: #beautychat (Topical chat with questions)
7 - 8pm: #gbloggers (Gorgeous Bloggers: generic or topical chat with questions)

SATURDAY 
6-7pm. #socialbloggers For all bloggers
7 - 8pm: #everyblogger (Generic or topical chat with questions)

SUNDAY 
5 - 6pm: #pabchat (Pick A Blogger Chat: generic or topical chat with questions)
7 - 8pm: #lbloggers (Lifestyle Bloggers: generic or topical chat with questions)
8 - 9pm: #bbloggers (Beauty Bloggers: topical chat with questions)
8 - 9pm: #greenchat (Green beauty and lifestyle topical chat with questions)
8 - 9pm: #hbloggers (Health Bloggers: topical chat with questions)
9 - 10pm: #pbloggers (Parent Bloggers: topical chat with questions)

Bloggers Guide bloggers Twitter Chats times lifestyle beauty


HOW DO I PICK THE RIGHT BLOGGING CHAT FOR ME?

This really does depend on you and what sort of blogger you are. I wouldn't go and take part in a beauty chat if you know little about beauty because you won't be able to answer the questions properly and won't be able to interact with as many bloggers. Another point to consider if you are new to blogging chats is the size of the chat. Some are very small with only a small selection of bloggers taking part whereas some could have a couple of hundred people involved. I would start small if you are nervous.

WHAT ARE THE BEST BLOGGING CHATS?

This leads on nicely from my last point. I can't tell you which ones are best because we will all want different things out of them and of course I have not joined in every single one. ( I definitely don't have that much time on my hands, I wish I did though) You will find your favourites out by yourself. Though my personal favourites are lbloggers, bdib, blogphotochat and fblchat.) 

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE ANY TROUBLE?

I personally have never had any trouble with anyone because everyone is so kind and welcoming. However if someone is making the twitter chat unpleasant for you, you can simply put them on mute or you could leave the chat. Twitter chats are a way of congregating with other bloggers who have similar interests as you, NOT to start a world war 3.

WHAT DO I DO IF I FEEL IGNORED?

In some blogging chats like lifestyle bloggers, it can get quite busy and almost over crowded with people. The host will not be able to reply to every single comment they receive so don't worry if they don't reply to yours. If you see something that someones tweeted that you have something to say about, reply to their tweet and start a conversation. Before you know it, a couple more people may have joined in and you have a nice little discussion going on. 

HOW DO I MAKE FRIENDS IN BLOGGING CHATS?

If you participate for a while you will see the same bloggers appear in quite a few of the chats. If you see someone that you have talked to before, go and say hi again, I am sure they would want to hear from you. Make sure you follow people as you are going along. You never know, they might follow back?

WHAT ARE THE REAL BENEFITS OF BLOGGING CHATS?

Being a regular participator in blogging chats is a fantastic way of feeling part of the blogging community. I have made friends while taking part in blogging chats and now we regularly talk to each other and send each other things, its really good fun. Another great aspect is at the end of most of the blogging chats, you can share your links. This is a great way to find new blogs to read and love but also a good way to get other bloggers directed to you. 

THINGS TO AVOID IN TWITTER CHATS?

You should always respect the rules of the twitter chat. Some do not want you to share your links half way through the chat, make sure you only do it at the designated time slots. Remember not to spam your links to everyone. If they ask for links to be sent, then send them your links but if they don't ask for links to be sent, don't. Its also quite polite for you to ask for links to be sent, but make sure you check them out and leave comments if you enjoyed their posts. Don't just ignore them 

ANY LAST ADVICE?

Blogging chats can move very fast. It sometimes can be hard to keep up if the host has a lot of questions. Take your time and don't forget to comment and reply to others tweets to get involved in the conversation. Try to be there for the start, I always feel more settled in that way but if you can't, don't worry you can join in at anytime, they will be happy to have you. Be friendly and kind as always and remember if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all!      


I think I have covered just about everything. If you have any more points that I did not cover please leave your questions in the comments or send me a DM and I will get back to you. 

Thanks for reading x

Do you take part in twitter chats? Any advice I missed off?  Leave a comment below x 
  

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33 comments

  1. I totally agree with all of your points! Twitter chats are amazing to connect with other bloggers and share your own blog. I love joining them and I feel that blogging would be a different experience without them!

    www.makinglifeacamera.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They definitely bring the community together x

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  2. Brilliant post as always. As a new blogger and only just very recently just done my first twitter chat It's obvious how important it is to create a conversation with bloggers. x

    http://lovingambition.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, its one of the most important parts of blogging x

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  3. Great post, love your blog!! :) Lucy xo
    http://lucylikespineapple.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I have never took part in a twitter chat, I always forget they are happening then miss them, but they sound so interesting!

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    1. You should definitely take part, you won't regret it x

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  5. I love twitter chats so much they are usually the highlight of my night and I have made a few friends from taking part! Great post, now I have all the times and days!

    Katy xxx
    http://katysdailylife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love twitter chats too, always look forward to them and gutted when i miss one x

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  6. whoa fun! I've never participated but I want to look into it now!

    http://heyprettything.com

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    1. You should definitely have a look x

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  7. I just got started with twitter for my blog, and wish I would've found something like this when I was trying to figure out what exactly a twitter chat was. I learned as I went along and the first one I joined was one held by a fairly new blogger I follow and it was so fun! I love seeing what other bloggers think about things and "meeting" new people. They're definitely fun :)

    - Courtney
    courtneylthings.blogspot.com

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    1. They are really fun, some chats have some excellent questions x

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  8. Thank you for the schedule! SO helpful, I've only ever done lbloggers and cbloggers!

    Sophie | www.dreamsandcolourschemes.com

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    1. Oh, I hope you find some more chats you like x

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  9. This is so helpful, thank you! I always heard about blogging chats but never knew when they were on and what hashtag was what, so thanks for the schedule!:)x
    libbyjade26.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope you can join in your first twitter chat x

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  10. such a great informative post! I always forget the days and times of certain twitter chats so great to include it all in one post! Especially as there such great places to meet new bloggers!

    Danielle | Simplicity Rose x

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    1. They are definitely great places to meet new bloggers! Glad it could help x

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  11. Love seeing you in twitter chats, it's great to see familiar faces. Also THANK YOU, for putting all the chats down because I always forget them!!xx

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    1. Aw thank you, I love seeing you in twitter chats as well, Thanks :) x

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  12. Oh wow, I've heard about these but I've never actually been in one, ill defiantly have a look! Thank you for sharing 💜

    Beauty Blogger | JemsJournal.com

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  13. Great list, thanks, I didn't know all of the chats! :)

    Cristina
    http://cristina.dk

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  14. I had no idea these even existed! I'm definitely going to have to have a go tonight as they sound so appealing and fun! xx

    Check out my recent post?
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    1. Have a go and let me know how you get on ♡♥

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  15. This is perfect. I've been looking for a simple list like this! Thank you for posting this xx

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  16. Glad to be of assistance ♡♥

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  17. I just came from your previous post on getting genuine blog comments. I loved how you had written in and then noticed you had a page for blogging tips. I never even knew that these types of chats for bloggers were about! I am definitely going to be checking them out and trying them for myself. I love the idea of communicating with other bloggers as I am wanting to make friends with fellow bloggers (I think my family are bored of me talking about blogging non stop haha ) So glad I cam across this post as I never would have known these types of this were about! -xo

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    1. oh wow! I am glad I could help! I hope you enjoy my blogging tips page, I try and upload a lot on there as I love passing on my knowledge x :)

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  18. Only recently I got into blogger chats and they are really fun. Depending on how crowded they are it can be a little overwhelming sometimes but it's a lot of fun. Thanks for the post. It's definitely helpful for beginners. I do have a question though. What time zone are you in? I need to figure out when these chats are in mine. Have a great weekend! :)

    www.haileyjaderyan.com

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