Five Best Reasons Joining Twitter Chats is a Very Good Idea

Five Best Reasons Joining Twitter Chats is a Very Good Idea

Five Best Reasons Joining Twitter Chats is a Very Good Idea

I’ve heard a few negatives about joining Twitter chats in the past. One person I know called them self-indulgent, and there can be that element to some of them. Others call them spammy. But I must disagree with those assessments. Twitter chats are not only a fun way to pass the time online, but they open the doorway to other people’s worlds. Let me explain.

Make new friends by becoming a regular on a chat

After having been on #DigiBlogChat for so many years, I’ve made a lot of friends. I’ve met people in real life, traveled with people I’ve met through this (and other chats), and more. It’s like an online networking group, but one you can attend in your sweatpants or pajamas! Back in the day, when #BigDataChat ended, Larry Mount reached out to me and #DigiBlogChat was born. Here’s some background for you: History of #DigiBlogChat.

Create new business because you have friends on a chat

As a result of being on Twitter chats, I’ve become business associates with some, bought products and services from others, and gotten tons of great recommendations for reading, videos to watch, and so on. People are always telling me things I didn’t know I didn’t know! And I didn’t know I needed to know them, either!

By the way, if you want to join #DigiBlogChat, here you go: How to Join #DigiBlogChat Twitter Chat.

Be an armchair traveler

Use a chat to travel to other parts of the world. During #DigiBlogChat, people join from all over the world, and you can then feel more comfortable asking them what their state or country is like. During a chat, we often open up by talking about the weather. Now that used to be an ordinary conversation, but since climate change, asking about the weather can often surprise or even shock you!

Get ideas for your blog, vlog, or podcast

As you’re tweeting, something someone else says may spark an idea. Write down anything that comes up and you can use it as the basis for an article. For example, today on #DigiBlogChat someone said something that made me realize that animals in marketing would be a good idea for a possible blog post and chat topic! Totes ma goats! And I liked this article I found about 10 Advertising Animals that will really get your goat!

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Joining Twitter Chats is a Very Good Idea! Image by jamesoladujoye from Pixabay

Use ideas for content marketing

Do as Jim Katzaman does and use the content of a Twitter chat for your own blog posts. You can also get ideas during a chat itself, simply by listening to the chat participants. What do they respond to? What makes them upset? What type of content makes everyone laugh? Take any one of those topics and run with it!

What’s the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

What's the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

What’s the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

What’s the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

Twitter Is Terrific for Connecting with People

Twitter is a wonderful place for connecting with people, but it isn’t the only site that’s good for connecting. LinkedIn and Facebook also allow you to connect and engage with people. You can also use Twitter to build relationships, check the weather, do research, search for content, as well as engage in chats! For more about Twitter chats, check out Twitter Chats: 101 Tips for Success. And if you haven’t checked out #DigiBlogChat, do come visit us on Twitter. Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

Whatever You Really Use Tends to Work

Recently, I wrote about my brother and how he used Yelp! for his business, and how successful he was. You don’t have to do whatever the latest guru is saying to do. Like my brother, you can find your own way, and rocket to success. Of course, you’re also going to have to do the hard work to get there. You can choose to go deep on one platform and really learn it inside and out, or you can go light. Or, of course, you could hire someone to take over for you.

Romantic Connections

Instagram is certainly filled with lots of romantic destination, as well as adorable babies, but what about romance? Recently I was a guest on a Zoom webinar, and we discussed Instagram as a way to meet people romantically. And a recent New York Times article seems to indicate that Instagram, played correctly, can be a good place to find love: Instagram is Now a Dating Platform, Too: Here’s How it Works. So if you’re looking for romance, Instagram might be the place to go.

Backyard Barbeque

To quote the incredibly talented, yet humble Carol Stephen (a personal friend), in her soon-to-be translated into 5200 languages including Klingon and Esperanto “Twitter is the friendliest place to engage. To me it’s like a backyard barbeque, or an informal party, where you’re likely to meet all sorts of people, at every hour of the day, from all over the world.” By the way, her book 21 Ways to Total Social Media Engagement That Will Make You Look Like a Pro is for sale on Amazon.

Do You Have a Favorite Site?

Where have you met the most people? Leave me a comment! And thank you.



How to Succeed with Social Media During the Holidays

How to Succeed with Social Media During the Holidays

How to Succeed with Social Media During the Holidays

Embrace the Holidays

Don’t be one of those people who believes that no business gets done during the holidays. People do business with those they know, like, and trust. So this is your big chance to become known, liked, and trusted.

Know Your Audience

It’s always important to know who you’re talking to because then you’ll know which holidays you should track. And having some understanding of those holidays is important, too.

Acknowledge Different Holidays

If your target audience celebrates Hannukah, then you might want to do the same. At least acknowledge different holidays. Make a list of them and be sensitive to posts you might make on those days. Not everyone celebrates Christmas in our social media world! And it can feel pretty lonely if you’re in the minority on the holidays.

Wikipedia has a huge list of U.S. holidays, with links to other countries’ holidays as well: Public Holidays in the United States.

floating lanterns photo

Join Chats If Social Media is Quiet

Some holidays are very quiet on social media. The last week of the year, for instance. But if you’re there, you can join other people’s chats on Twitter or chime in on LinkedIn or Facebook groups. You might get the chance to chat with someone you’ve had a difficult time reaching the other times of the year. You might consider joining my chat, #DigiBlogChat, on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. pdt. Click on the search bar in twubs (dot com) for a more comprehensive list of chats you might like.

Be More Social and Meet in Person

This might not exactly fall under social media–unless one of your goals is to meet people in person! People you meet in person from social media can become lifelong friends. And everyone can use more friends, right? Here’s an article I wrote recently: Why Online Friends Make the Most Delightful Friends.

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Don’t Be Afraid

Talk to people. Comment on their posts. Do things you wouldn’t ordinarily do, and you may get results you wouldn’t ordinarily get.

Let Me Know

Do you have any special plans for your holiday marketing? Let me know! Leave me a comment. I promise to write back. Really.






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