First time: Twitter chats.

Within the past 5 blogs I’ve had, and very quickly proceeded to delete, I hadn’t participated in or even heard of Twitter chats. I was appalling at the social media side of blogging. And when creating this little gem, it hit me that was where I was going wrong.

I’m still shocking when it comes to Instagram, I’ve just deleted all my posts to start a new. But Twitter is somewhat of a different story.

I started off pretty poor, but about a week and a bit ago, I was familiarised with Twitter chats. At first I couldn’t comprehend the whole aspect of it, it seemed a bit bizarre, and I thought it would probably just be an abundance of tweets that nobody actually sees.

Oh how Em of last week was undoubtedly wrong.

If you are new to blogging, much like myself still, I couldn’t stress more how you should join in on these! They are simple, fun and it is so great for making some blogger friends and sharing around recent posts and your blog!

How does it all work though?Β You may ask. Well, let me (try) explain.

There are certain twitter accounts that host them, you will know this either by the hashtag going around or it will probably say in said account’s description. Thus it will also say when they are hosted. Hopefully at this point you spot this and give them a follow, and then you can see tweets and updates all about the chats and who is hosting them, so you have some time to get to know other blogs before these chats too! Then, when it comes to the chat the particular person hosting will ask topic related questions (Such as autumn or beauty favourites) and people simple answer them and it spirals out to you getting chatty with everyone for an hour!

Some also hold meetings, where you share your latest post and people like and comment on your post in exchange for you doing the same – a great way to get your blog out there and discover other blogs!

Now, so I don’t word vomit all over this post I’m going to bullet point some things I learnt and discovered in my first/first few twitter chats. The ones I nearly always take part in are the GRLPOWR chats and the TeacupClub chats! There are so many more but they are my particular favourites!

  • You aren’t just another tweet floating around, people actually talk to you!
  • The hour goes by so quickly, and its constant chatter between bloggers
  • You will soon point out the regulars, and they don’t act like an exclusive club – they’re all so accepting, like an old friend!
  • You can pop in and out of the chat whenever you like, it won’t throw you out of the loop.
  • Although you aren’t just a tweet, the host has got a lot on their plate so may not be able to respond to every single one of your answers, maybe none at all, but they do see them!
  • It definitely does help, masses!
  • Everyone is so easy to talk to, you can just tweet them back or follow or message them, they aren’t unapproachable at all, despite age, blog popularity anything!
  • Despite the topic, there will be a huge range of bloggers, don’t be afraid that you’ll stick out!

I could go on forever. I’m so glad I discovered Twitter chats and now take part, as it has done wanders for myself and my blog in so many ways! I think I’m becoming more myself on my blog and social media now, I wasn’t not myself before but I just felt alien from it all still, this has really made me feel at one with it! And again, go join in on Twitter chats if you haven’t already!!

Until next time,

Em x

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36 responses to “First time: Twitter chats.”

  1. ktkinnes says:

    Hi there! It’s great that you’ve discovered the Twitter Chats – they’re the highlight of my day! Are you joining GRLPOWR tonight at 9pm? Great post! xx

    • Em says:

      Hey! I’m so glad I did, they’re the highlight of my day too! I always seem to find time for them aha. Of course! Hopefully see you there?
      Thank you!! xx

      • ktkinnes says:

        Same! There are so so many to join in! Hopefully! I’m at debating at 6 so I’ll hopefully be free by 9 and have some battery left on my phone πŸ™ˆ Hopefully see you there! xx

  2. Breanna Catharina says:

    Yayyy! I’m glad #TeacupClub has had such an impact on you. But yes, yes, yes; taking part in chats is sooo important. I used to do ten or so a week when I started, but life isn’t allowing that at the moment! Take part in as many as you can, girl. This was a fab post 😍

    • Em says:

      Its helped so much in so many ways! And I’d never look back, they’re so important! aww no! But I know what you mean, alas we all have other things aha! Thank you I certainly will, I hope I can host one of them too one day that’d be amazing! Thank you x

  3. Sarah says:

    I’ve only just got into Twitter chats too – they’re so lovely. It’s so nice to feel a part of the blogging community πŸ™‚ Everyone is so friendly. Really enjoying your blog Emily xx

    Sincerely Sarah xx
    http://www.sincerelysarah.net

    • Em says:

      Ahh amazing! They are aren’t they, you really feel involved and like you’ve made friends, which is what blogging is all about! They’re all so lovely! Aww thank you so so much! xx

  4. I absolutely love twitter chats! I find that they are such a great way to get familiar with other bloggers. I also take part in the GRLPOWR chats and TeaCupClub ones too and I love them. The sassybloggers chat is also fabulous.
    -Olivia Xxx

    • Em says:

      They’re amazing, they make my day! So true, you really get a feel for this community you’re in, and you make so many friends along the way. Ahh awesome, I’ll see you there next time then! πŸ™‚ I’ve done a few of the sassybloggers ones but have so much to do at the moment alas! xxx

  5. Amy says:

    Great post! I just recently started my blog and I can’t believe how incredibly helpful Twitter chats are!

  6. I’ve just started joining these too! It’s a great way to come across blogs and meeting new people! Wish I joined them sooner! Love the post! X

    • Em says:

      Ahh amazing! I know you start and you completely evaluate what the heck you were doing with your evenings without them! Thank you! x

  7. jadelsia says:

    Great post! Twitter chats are honestly the highlights of my week!

    – Jade x

    • Em says:

      Thank you! Same here, it’s so nice to sit down with a cuppa and chat, it’s like they’re all there with me! x

  8. izziefarebro says:

    This is really helpful for other bloggers like myself! x
    http://www.izzieslife.co.uk

  9. Kayleigh Zara says:

    I love Twitter chats, especially the chats that are on Mondays, #thegirlgang #beechat and #teacupclub chats are my favourites X

  10. PixieOX says:

    Love the Twitter chats you can meet so many nice people this way Pixie xx

  11. I’ve only joined a few Twitter chats but I agree that they are over really quickly. The #otwwp chat is worth checking out.

    • Em says:

      They go by in a flash it’s kind of crazy! Ahh okay, I’ve heard of it but haven’t ever participated! Thank you!

  12. Claire says:

    This post is so handy! I’m not the best at social media so this is really helpful β˜‰

  13. Tasha says:

    I love a good twitter chat! I found out about them about a month ago and I love how you can get so involved and meet other bloggers

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/2016/09/itsatashathing-zoella-apartment-trip_11.html

    • Em says:

      I know right, I only started about a week or two back and I feel like I’ve been doing them for ages! You just get brought in like an old friend which is so humbling! x

  14. Pandora Pip says:

    Twitter chats have done such wonders for my confidence and building my trust in others, I am always overwhelmed by how welcoming and nice people are. I was terrified the first time I took part in a chat but afterwards I felt so accomplished and never looked back, now I can’t imagine life without them!

    Pandora xo
    http://curiouslilpandora.blogspot.co.uk

    • Em says:

      That’s great! It’s crazy how simply accepted you are, it’s so lovely! I know right I really didn’t know how I felt when first participating, but after I just felt like I was part of something! Neither can I! xx

  15. I’ve never joined in a Twitter Chat yet but I’ll try my best to if you say that it helps.

    -Aby
    a-blog-for-thoughts.blogspot.com.mt

    • Em says:

      Gal you really should! You’ll love it, everyone is so lovely and just chatting with other bloggers for an hour, there’s something quite humbling about it! x

  16. Holly says:

    Hey Em, I too was unsure what a twitter chat was until I read it in the last issue of Blogosphere and I thought I’d give it a go. Met some amazing people including you. I love GRLPOWR, OTWWP and Beechat oh and there’s bdib too. Xxx

    • Em says:

      Heyy! As was I, but I’m so glad I gave them a go! Aww thank you so much! Yesss same, haven’t done many OTWWP ones, may have to give them a go! xxx

  17. abbiewest96 says:

    Hey I’m the same too! Although I have been blogging now for a good few months, I have only just started taking part in the chats on twitter. I have just moved to China for a year so it’s typical that all the chats are during the early mornings over here, but sometimes I try and stay awake to join in πŸ™‚
    Love abs x
    http://afababulouslife.blogspot.com

    • Em says:

      Ahh no way! It’s crazy, you wonder what you were doing all those months aha! Ahh no way, that must be amazing lucky you!! Aww bless you, that is dedication! xx

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