If you had asked me a few years ago, I would have never predicted that I’d be Tweeting daily on two accounts (one for work and one personally). Now that I’ve created Twitter handbooks, implemented successful Twitter strategies to increase engagement, traffic, and followers, as well as written articles about Twitter, I am pretty confident with my Twitter knowledge and abilities.
One aspect of Twitter I am still working on mastering is Twitter chats. There are Twitter chats on also every topic in every industry. They are generally run and curated by one organization that starts off the chat with some questions. Anyone can get involved by following and replying with the appropriate hashtags.
I’ve had some fun with Twitter chats and connected with some awesome people with similar interests. There’s a whole world of Twitter to discover with tons of benefits too. Here is some information about the Twitter chats I’ve participated in and my experiences with them.
Twitter Chats I’ve Tried
Travel Tuesday: Tuesday is a great day for the online travel industry. The Travel Tuesday Twitter Chat started back in 2009 by Katy of ‘Where I’ve Been‘. This chat is a great way to find and recommend new people to follow as well as interact with fellow travel-lovers.
Try following along with the chat and using the hashtag #TravelTuesday all day every Tuesday!
RTW Wednesday: Each week, the RTW Twitter chat has a different theme – from planning your RTW trip to should you take a RTW trip. Every six minutes there is a new question posted from the moderators, with a total of 10 throughout the hour. The chat is run by an awesome RTW travel website and resource called BootsnAll. (FYI: RTW = round-the-world.)
Use the hashtag #RTWchat on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30pm Eastern Time.
She Party: The weekly She Party Twitter chat is run by the Women’s Media Center in 2010. This chat has been a great platform to bring light to women’s political issues as well as discussing and celebrating strong, smart, and influential men and women in the media who stand up for equality.
Join in on the #SheParty every Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm (EST).
More Twitter Chats to Try
- Travel Chats on Twitter from the Travel Bite
- 25 Twitter Chats Every Entrepreneur Must Know from Under 30 CEO
- 16 Top Twitter Chats for Social Media and PR Professionals from Social Fresh
- The Top 50 Education Twitter Chats (And How To Use Them) from eduemic
What are your experiences with Twitter chats? What other cool chats are out there? What recommendations do you have?