Recently, I twiddled with Twitter chats.
I participated in @HorseHour & @EquestrianHour a few times. I gave each one a dedicated column in my TweetDeck. I tried to get with a marketing chat but never coordinated my schedule. A good time was had. I made the digital acquaintance of Rodney UK [Meet Rodney]. I got a blog post out of it. I even briefly pondered starting a scheduled Twitter hour for equestrian writers.
Verdict: I see the attraction, but still no. [State of the Blog: This & That, May 2014]
The idea of founding own Twitter chat appeals to my ego. Of course, there is no reason I couldn’t launch a hashtag right now then wait to see if the Twitterverse took notice, However, such a venture would have a better chance of success if I took the time to promote & organize. I don’t need an online, non-paying timesink for my amusement. I have the blog for that.
As for following the chats, or for Twitter in general, seems to me that there needs to be a base level of engagement to understand the landscape. See above comment re timesink. If I had a business, book, or brand that would benefit, I might feel differently.
For now, I will stick with using Twitter for show tweets. I may change my mind tomorrow.
Otherwise, blog ticks along. Comes out daily. Keeps me marginally more sane, or at least occupied.
To indulge my sense of completeness, my Twitter chat tweets.
#HorseHour Monday 12/15/2014
You may notice that I posted this question just as #HorseHour was ending. I had planned to monitor the tweets while taking care of a few chores. HA! It was all I could do to keep up and type fast.
Not sure who this one was aimed at. Anyone with advice, I guess.
called on account of holiday
Follow on phone. No comments.
One thought on “State of the Blog: Twitter Chats”
Wow! I’m in this post! Sounds like you gave it a shot. I think the thing with Twitter chats is you have to pick the right Twitter accounts to engage with (ending sentence with preposition). In a weird way, I feel as though I’ve made a few friends via Twitter. But it is overwhelming sometimes as the pace goes pretty fast.
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