Twitter chats have become one of my new favorite
addictions guilty pleasures. They’re a great way to meet new people with similar values and goals. Participating in a Twitter chat is very similar to networking, however you meet a multitude of people simultaneously as opposed to one-at-a-time-awkward-conversation networking events. Interaction and participation is highly conducive to new relationships, additional followers, and numerous new ideas/tips.
Find the right chat
I have found it is important to find the chats that are most important for you. I participate in #blogchat, #u30pro (new one) and #leadHERchat. There are chats for technology enthusiasts, marketing gurus, celiac’s disease sufferers, and so many more. Take a few minutes to google a chat you’d be interested in – I guarantee you’ll find one!
Meet the right people
I found out about the chats I participate in from other people I have met on Twitter. Diana Antholis (@DianaAntholis) turned me on to #blogchat. While participating in #blogchat, I met Christine Cavalier who introduced me to the #u30pro chat – a chat for professionals under 30 (or over 30 if you so wish!).
Choose the right resource
I personally use TweetChat to participate in the Twitter chats. It allows you to pause, increase/decrease update speed, and post directly to the chat. It makes it really easy to follow the quick paced chats. I have also heard of other resources such as TweetGrid to stay up-to-date with the chats, but I personally enjoy the simplicity of TweetChat.
I highly recommend anyone participate in a Twitter chat. I have met some great people and learned many new ideas. It must be good enough to blog about, right?