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Looking to grow your blog traffic with Twitter Chats? Perfect! In this post by Jean Lane from JeanLane.com she shares the top Twitter Chats for Creatives. If you are looking to rapidly grow your Twitter following and/or grow your blog with Twitter make sure to check out Jean’s AMAZING Twitter series right here on Arts and Budgets by starting here!
Let’s Dive In To Find Out The Best Twitter Chats For Creatives
This post is a round-up of all the best Twitter chats out there right now for creative business owners and bloggers. If you’ve never tried a Twitter chat before here’s your chance to jump on the bandwagon and make some amazing new friends. Are you ready for the awesome? Great! Let’s take a look.
Twitter is pretty freaking amazing for your business. In past posts, we’ve discussed How to Rapidly Grow Your Twitter Following and 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Twitter For Your Blog + Business but there’s one thing about Twitter that no other social media platform can compete with.
Oooooh yes, that real time chatter. The kind where you can connect with a complete stranger over your latest shenanigans. Twitter is one of the few places you can find your audience and talk to them without having to join groups, add them as friends, or schmooze them first. And there’s a way to optimize this real time talk and connect with people right away without having to wait until they happen to look back at their notifications.
Hosted Twitter Chats
Twitter chats are based around a hashtag which a group leader assigns to discuss a specific topic at a single point in time. Usually, the host asks questions, and the audience is invited to answer and connect with others in the chat. It’s a great way to network and get your name out there.
That being said, trying to find a Twitter chat that isn’t dead is hard. Leaders are always creating them, promoting them and then dumping them before they’ve really taken off. But never fear, I have put together 10 chats for creative business/bloggers that have been around long enough to not crash and burn anytime soon and can add great value to your business.
Sounds fun right? Let’s take a look.
#contentchat – Mondays – 3pm est, 2pm ct
Almost every business has some sort of content these days, be it videos, images, blogs or portfolios. This chat is all about optimizing your content for the best conversion and entertainment value. The most recent topic they covered was empathy in your content and how to use it to grow your audience. This chat is often insightful and full of movers and shakers.
#blogelevated – Mondays – 10pm est, 9pm ct
Blogelevated chat covers how to improve your blog; their latest topic was the use of video for your blog. Insightful comments such as how the Facebook algorithm loves video, were tossed around. This is a great place to learn something new and meet fellow bloggers.
#Millennialtalk – Tuesdays – 8pm est, 7pm ct
A chat for all those millennials but it delves into a lot more. This chat covers mindset and business views from millennials, which is great for anyone who markets to or is under the age of 35. Their most recent topic was ‘how Millennials challenge traditional leadership’.
#smallbizchat – Wednesdays – 8pm est, 7pm ct
Smallbizchat covers topics such as mindset, business tools, and all decisions entrepreneurs will need to make at some point. This chat isn’t as crowded as others but is still full of stellar advice so is worth a mention. They also invite guests to host so you get the chance to meet established business owners every week.
#handmadehour – Wednesdays 11:30pm et, 7:30 GMT – Mondays 1am et, 8pm GMT
This chat is for those who make things by hand. The host of this chat features products on their site and feed, so if they like what they see, you could be featured! During this chat, creatives show off what they have been working on, which is then re-tweeted by others. It’s a great way to get your products out there.
#Cbloggers – Thursdays – 12:30am et, 8:30pm GMT
The C in Cbloggers stands for creatives stands for creatives. This is for creative bloggers to network together and shares all the latest news from their blogs. A great place to get some re-tweets on your latest content.
#SEOchat – Thursdays – 1pm est, 12pm ct
SEO chat is all about that important SEO your website and blog needs to get it ranked on the Google top 10. This chat is full of experts who make a living tweaking SEO for companies. Want some top notch advice? Have something to weigh in? SEO chat is a great place to learn how you can be ahead of your competition.
#Theswaylife – Saturdays – 10am est, 9am ct
An exciting way to start your Saturday mornings is with Theswaylife chat which is bloggers sharing their latest posts and answering some blogging life questions. This is a laid back chat where you can network with others in the industry and meet some lively people.
#blogchat – Sundays – 9pm est, 8pm ct
Blogchat covers all things blog related, from selling products to building your brand. The great thing about blogchat is even if you miss it a transcript is posted so you can go back and read/save anything you found particularly insightful.
#cmworld – Multiple chats
CMworld is all about content marketing, figuring out how to engage with your audience to gain followers and reach the right audience. They have chats that pop up and you can follow their main page Content Marketing to find out when the next ones will be.
Looking for a way to follow chats easily?
You can experiment with these apps and find out what one works best for you. The great thing about these websites is they keep the chat streamlined for you so it’s more like a chat room and far easier to follow. They have great features like automatically adding the hashtag to what you have to say or having multiple tabs open so you can keep up with the Twitter world.
I hope you go forth and try some of these chats, meet some new people and network! If I’ve missed any chats you really enjoy let everyone know in the comments below by telling us the hashtag, day and time!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jean Lane is a Professional copywriter, editor and content writer who works with small businesses and authors to craft killer stories and converting content. You can find more of her articles & Twitter advice at Jeanlane.com