The thing people new to blogging always seem to ask is, how they can grow their following when they first start out and my answer is always the same; Twitter chats!
Not only are they a great way to get your blog noticed, but you can also meet some amazing people through them. I ended up meeting one of my best friends through blogging; Bella.
We’ve actually only met up once in person (something I hope to change this year!) but she’s been there for me through some pretty tough times; more so than a lot of the people I know in “real life”.
All that from a twitter chat.
Don’t get me wrong, they can be really intimidating to people with anxiety or people who find socialising hard.
I didn’t actually join in my first ever chat; I just sort of lurked around reading the threads and liking a few comments.
But it got me used to how they worked and made me feel a little more comfortable with them; so the next week I joined in and found that I actually enjoyed them.
My biggest problem with them though is that I forget when they’re taking place!
So I decided to create this scheduled my favourite chats. This way I can look each day which is on, at what time, and try and schedule some “me time” for that hour and take part.
Great idea, doesn’t always work out so well in reality; I actually forgot about yesterday’s GRLPOWR chat and it looked like a good one too!
I thought I’d make the schedule into a post, as I can’t be the only person who has trouble remembering when they’re on!
5pm #TEACUPCLUB || #BEECHAT
7pm #BDIB || #TBHCHAT || #GIRLSWHOCANHOUR
7pm #BLOGGERSNIGHTIN || #BOOKBLOGGERS || #GIRLSWHOCANHOUR
7pm #BLOGGERSPROMOHOUR || #LBLOGGERS || #GIRLSWHOCANHOUR
8pm #BLOGGERSSPARKLE || #BBLOGGERS
8pm #GRLPOWR || #VLOGGERSCHAT || #OTWWP || #UKBUSINESSHOUR
7pm #LAZYCHAT || #GIRLSWHOCANHOUR
8pm #BLOGGERSTRIBE || #BDIB || #MBLOGCHAT
3pm #BEPOSITIVEHOUR || #FBLCHAT
6pm #SOCIALBLOGGERS || #BLOGGERSSPARKLE || #PLBCHAT
7pm #BLOGGERSCOMMENTSWAP || #BLOGGERSTRIBE
7pm #LBLOGGERS || #TBHCHAT
8pm #BLOGGERSTRIBE || #BLOGGERSPROMOHOUR || #BBLOGGERS || #BLOGOSPHERECHAT
These are just some of my personal favourites, but if you know of any other chats that I’ve missed out; please feel free to share the time, day and hashtag in the comments and I’ll update the post to include them.
Thanks for stopping by! I’m a twenty-five-year-old digital media graduate with a passion for writing and a desire to change the way we view mental health and autism. I’ve owned jademarie.co.uk for nearly two years now, and its slowly changed from a place where I would brain dump whatever was going through my head that day, into a place where people can come for help, advice and hopefully a bit of a laugh. I do occasionally come out with a witty sentence or two. Mostly by accident.