As a blogger, the best way to increase your following and readership is to network with other bloggers and creatives similar to yourself. Aside from going to events and meet-ups, a great way to do this is to join in with Twitter chats. You don't even have to leave your house! There are now quite a few to join in to pick which ones are best for you and get chatting.
19:00 - 20:00 #BDIB – An extremely popular chat and ideal if you're looking to share tips and blogging wisdom
20:00 - 21:00 #CREATIVEBIZHOUR – Whether you're an artist or a jewellery-making enthusiast, check out Creative Biz Hour at 8
20:00 - 21:00 #FBLOGGERS – Love fashion? This is for you
20:00 - 21:00#HEALTHYSELVES – Chat about all things health-related
20:00 - 21:00#MHMONDAY – Discuss mental health issues and share tips to help one another
20:00 - 21:00#BEAUTYBABBLE – Need contouring advice? Want to shout about your new mascara? Pay this chat a visit
20:00 - 21:00 #CONTENTCHAT - A great chat to take part in if you want content tips from marketing & social media experts
20:30 - 21:30 #IRISHBLOGGERS – If you're Irish and blog about fashion, beauty and lifestyle, this is the chat for you
18:00 - 19:00 #SBNChat – A chat for bloggers in Scotland
19:00 - 20:00#CRAFTBLOGCLUB – Feeling creative? You can find lots of craft inspiration here
19:00 - 20:00#BOOKBLOGGERS – Struggled to put it down? Tell others about your latest read in this chat
19:00 - 20:00#FBLCHAT – A chat designed especially for fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers
21:00 - 22:00 #BLOGHOUR – Gain tips, advice and ideas from other bloggers
19:00 - 20:00 #LBLOGGERS – Lifestyle bloggers unite to discuss their blogs and interests
20:00 - 21:00 #STYLECHAT – Chat about all things fashion and style related
20:00 - 21:00 #BBLOGGERS – Whether you have manicure tips to share or you've made a new GRWM on Youtube, this is the place to chat about beauty stuff
20:00 - 21:00 #NOTJUSTAMUM - A chat for mums
20:00 - 21:00 #MAKEDOANDMENDHOUR - Living the thrifty lifestyle? Share your upcycling and crafting tips here
20:00 - 21:00 #FBLOGGERS – Love fashion? This chat is for you.
20:00 - 21:00 #CFBLOGGERS – If you're a lover of cruelty-free beauty products, learn about the best ones here
20:00 - 21:00 #VLOGGERSCHAT – A chat created especially for Vloggers
18:00 - 19:00 #BEAUTYCHAT – General chat about all things beauty
19:00 - 20:00 #BDIB – Another ‘Bloggers do it Better’ chat filled with wisdom
20:00 - 21:00 #MBLOGCHAT – A chat for mum bloggers
18:00 - 19:00 #SOCIALBLOGGERS – A general chit chat for all bloggers
19:00 - 20:00 #LBLOGGERS – If you have your own lifestyle blog or you're thinking of starting one, join in the fun here
21:00 - 22:00 #30SBLOGGERS – Chat for bloggers in their 30s
21:00 - 22:00 #PSBLOGGERS – A chat for plus size bloggers to discuss all things style and fashion
A Few Tips...
Keeping Up With The Chats
With so many to choose from, it is definitely a bit tricky to remember when they all are or which one is which. A great way to keep track is Hootsuite. Not only is Hootsuite ideal for scheduling your social media posts in advance, it's also perfect for keeping tabs on particular Twitter chats. Simply go to 'add stream', click 'search' and type in the name of the Twitter chat you'd like to follow. A new column will appear on your Hootsuite dashboard with all the tweets including that hashtag. You could also set an alarm, old school, but it works! Set alarms on your phone to notify you whenever it's time for one of your favourite chats.
Talk to Everyone
Don't feel like you only have to reply to the questions asked in the chat. The whole point is to get involved with different people and talk about the chat topic of the day. Search for the hashtag on Twitter and reply to tweets with questions or give a bit of advice!
Don't Forget to Network
With so many people to talk to and so many topics to talk about, it's easy to forget to promote your blog. A great way to do this is to include links to relevant posts in your answers to the chat questions. Are they talking about a product you have written a post about? Drop a link in! You can also add your blog link at the end of the chat. Lots of people ask for links to find new blogs to read and to meet who they've been chatting to. Just make sure you ask back!