Networking: Twitter Chats For Bloggers & Creatives

Networking online using Twitter provides the chance to engage with other creatives and gain exposure for your work through shared interes...



Networking online using Twitter provides the chance to engage with other creatives and gain exposure for your work through shared interests. Twitter chats are where users meet at certain times on particular days to discuss specific topics using designated hashtags. A host might pose questions to encourage engagement and interaction between participants or the discussion may be left open.

Online chats are one of the best ways I have found to engage with other designer-makers and bloggers, and to expose creative work to new audiences. Look out for chats specific to your local region (for instance, #brumhour for Birmingham.)


Twitter Networking Tips:
- set alarms to remind you of chat times
- use Tweetdeck or HootSuite for easier participation
- get involved; be polite and positive
- dip in and out of conversations
- you don't have to tweet for the entire hour or answer all questions
- nor do you have to attend the same chats every week
- always include the chat-specific hashtag
- include a "." before any relevant @ correspondence
- schedule tweets if you can't "be there"
- avoid being overly promotional or pushy
- favourite, retweet, and respond to contributing tweets
- follow-up afterwards


CREATIVES

Alt Chat - #altchat - @altsummit
Day: Wednesdays | Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Business Hour - #bizhour
Day: Weekdays | Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Buy Online Hour - #buyonlinehour
Day: Mondays | Time: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Craft Hour - #crafthour - @online_craft
Day: Sundays | Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Craft Blog UK - #cbuk - @craftbloguk
Day: Tuesdays | Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

Creative Bloggers - #cbloggers
Day: Thursdays | Time: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Handmade Hour - #handmadehour - @handmadehour
Day: Wednesdays | Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Indie Hour - #indiehour - @theindiehour_
Day: Tuesdays | Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Make Hour - #makehour - @makehour
Day: Thursdays | Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Oh My! Handmade - #omhg - @ohmyhandmade
Day: Thursdays | Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Small Business Hour - #smallbizhour
Day: Tuesdays | Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

Talk Tuesdays - #talkt
Day: Tuesdays | Time: All Day

Twitter Sisters - #twittersisters
Day: Thursdays | Time: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Women In Business - #womeninbiz
Day: Weekdays | Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm

BLOGGERS

Beauty Bloggers - #bbloggers - @bbloggerschat
Day: Wednesdays & Sundays | Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Beauty Chat - #beautychat - @beautyhigh
Day: Fridays | Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Beauty, Fashion, & Lifestyle - #fblchat - @fashbeautylife
Day: Tuesdays | Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Bloggers Do It Better - #bdib - @blogsdoitbetter
Day: Mondays & Fridays | Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Blog Hour - #bloghour - @bloghour
Day: Tuesdays | Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Blogtacular - #blogtacular - @blogtacular
Day: Wednesdays | Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

Blog Trends - #blogtrends - @blogtrends
Day: Mondays | Time: 2am - 3am

Book Bloggers - #bookbloggers
Day: Tuesdays | Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Fashion Bloggers - #fbloggers - @fbloggerschat
Day: Mondays + Thursdays | Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Lifestyle Bloggers - #lbloggers - @lbloggerschat
Day: Wednesdays & Sundays | Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Photography For Blogs - #blogphotochat - @blogphotochat
Day: Thursdays | Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm


All times given are in GMT - Word Time Buddy can help with time conversions.

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  1. I don't really know an awful lot about twitter chats so this is really helpful, thanks!
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

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  2. I didn't know about scheduled twitter chats and am looking forward to participating in the future! I was wondering though, what time zone are the given times in?

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  3. Yay!! Thank you! I was just working in my day designer and I thought "I need to look up the twitter chats so that I can write them in here." Success!

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  4. So glad to have a list of all the blogger chat times. Thank you!!! Sophie xxx

    https://bluntsbookblog.wordpress.com/

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  5. This was so helpful, thank you Sophie x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  6. I was wondering that too but she lives in Birmingham and the bbloggers one is at 8pm UK time so unless she says otherwise I'd say they're all UK time :)

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  7. This list is amazingly useful, thank you for putting it together and for your Twitter tips! :)
    Sally xx

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  8. Love this post! So handy, as I just launched my blog on Monday! :) x

    www.flossysunday.com

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  9. I did a twitter chat list on my blog too. Super helpful, discovered a few I didn't know happened x


    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This is just what I needed - all the Twitter chatting times in one place! Thanks for these, there's some here that I'd never heard of, so I'll have to check them out!


    http://technicolourdreamer.blogspot.ie

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  11. Wow thanks for sharing! I didn't there we so many twitter chats I could participate in.


    Jane at Colorful Closets

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  12. AMAZING! This is exactly what I needed. I took part in the #fblchat this week and I would love to participate in more.

    http://insidesai.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Thank you for this! It was so helpful! I love using Twitter as a way to network and push my blog!


    Laura @ Laurakathren | A Little LifeStyle Blog

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  14. I never really quite got the hang of Twitter, but this looks pretty awesome! Might need to check these out.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Jemma Lees1/08/2015

    This is such a useful post! I never really explored this kind of networking, other than simply tweeting that I had a new post up, so I can't wait to get involved!

    Jem, Jem's Blog

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  16. Thanks for sharing those. I've been looking for ways to make Twitter more attractive... For some reason, I just can't really engage in it.

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  17. That list of chats is really helpful! Thank you.


    Taylor // www.noelbeauty411.com

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  18. This is such a good post, thank you for putting all the chat times and days up! Will be so handy x

    Josie’s Journal

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  19. emilyjanesaysthings1/08/2015

    I usually join the cruelty free bloggers chat too, #cfbloggers @cfbloggers it's usually thursdays 9-10 :)

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  20. I don't use twitter at all but I should definetly start doing so. I wasn't aware of how many chats are there... I'll keep this post handy for when I decide to join this social network!

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  21. Nice post :)

    http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Oh I haven't heard of some of these chats, thank you! xx


    ZoesSecretStyle.blogspot.co.il

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  23. I need to get involved with more of these chats, there are so many! I love taking part.

    Enter my Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway at The Makeup Directory

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  24. Oh thanks for letting me know :)

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  25. I've been looking for a list of all the chats for ages so thank you! The lbloggers chat is typically the only one I do but I really need to branch out.

    www.raisethewaves.blogspot.com

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  26. This is just amazing, thank you! x












    Rachel | A Little Grey

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  27. I love twitter chats! I have met so many great bloggers and made some wonderful friends from participating in them :) I really agree on your tip about not being too promotional. I notice some people just come in and throw their link out and then disappear and come back towards the end just to share their link again. That one just personally annoys me. But anyways, thanks for the chart! My favorite from the bunch is definitely #bdib :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  28. OMG Thank you for the schedule. I honestly love to participate in these chats, the only thing is that I am currently in China and these chats start usually around 3 AM Bejing Time :( I sometimes just don't have the energy to stay up..


    xo
    colorsinmybubble.blogspot.com

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  29. Ugh, that's so annoying. You could schedule tweets for those times? Or maybe set up a twitter chat of your own for your time zone? :))

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  30. I love them. I know a lot of people see them as just a way to plug their blog, but I think it's a nice way of getting to know people and to interact with fellow bloggers/creatives :))

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  31. I love the creative chats but all of them are worth checking out, they all cover different topics :))

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  32. They can be a lot of fun, I would recommend it :))

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  33. Twitter is my absolute favourite social media but I know it doesn't work for a lot of people. I think it's worth persevering though because it drives a lot of traffic to both my blog and shop :))

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  34. That's a good one too :))

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  35. Thank you for reading :))

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  36. Ugh, I remember. Some people have such bad attitudes; I'm hoping it was just one of those things were people were in a bad mood that day.. I don't like to think people are genuinely that mean for no reason.


    Some of the other chats are awesome though, the #altchat can be awesome - their talks are usually pretty good subjects.

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  37. Sometimes some social media platforms aren't for some people. I absolutely love Twitter but don't ever use Facebook, you've got to work with what suits you best :))

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  38. Twitter chats are really useful and I definitely think without them I wouldn't have gotten the word out about my blog quite so quickly :))

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  39. It's definitely worth trying, I absolutely love Twitter :))

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  40. No problem - I hope you join in some of the chats :))

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  41. Twitter chats can be awesome :))

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  42. No problem - I hope you found some chats you would join in with :))

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  43. That's good to hear - I hope to see you in some of them in the future :))

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  44. That's just the way with some social medias. I hate Facebook and haven't ever really used it. I ditched my personal profile a few years back and although the business has a page, I never use it because they just want £££


    Twitter, on the other hand, works so well for my business and my blog. I love interacting with people.

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  45. I wish you all the best with your new blog !:))

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  46. No worries, I hope it helped :))

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  47. I hope it helped :))

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  48. No problem - I hope to see you in some of the chats in future.

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  49. Awesome - I hope this post helped! :)) I schedule them all in on my digital planner and get a little notification when the chat is on. It's really useful :))

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  50. Oops, sorry, I should have written that in. All the times are in GMT and I've put a link to a time converter to help people out :))

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  51. Glad you found it useful - it's really worth dropping into some of the chats :))

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  52. Oh, I couldn't agree more. I do like Twitter, more than FB. Just could never truly get into it. There's too much irrelevant info on FB, different from Twitter.
    My favorite would be G+, but it's not that popular compared to the other two, so the content is not that great yet -nor is interaction.

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  53. Very handy post! I've been loving Twitter chats (even though they are a bit of a pain to follow sometimes, too much spam!) and it's handy to have a list like that. I've set some alerts on my calendar now. :)

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  54. Thank you so much for listing all these blogger chats in one place! This post will be really helpful, I'm definitely saving it for later!
    Elina
    MISS BLUE EYES

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  55. Thank You. Found some new interesting ones here on your list.

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  56. Thank you for listing all the blogger chats! Really useful :) x

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  57. This is by far the best list I've found! I had no idea there were chats for creatives too. I'm not practicing design at the moment but would definitely love to check out those chats.

    Angi | iidifferentworlds.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. You are a saint! I'm rubbish at Twitter and am trying to get better at networking, so this post is a life saver! :)

    xo Mandy | Blog

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  59. Amazing compiled list :)
    www.katinalindaa.com

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  60. This is an excellent resource! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm so excited to explore some of these twitter chats. Love it!

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