This is part of the Blogging 101 series. This series is full of basic tips and terminology to help you get started with blogging.
What Is A Tweet Chat?
A tweet chat is a conversation (or chat!) on twitter. I know. Too simple?
Usually they are scheduled at a specific time and have a specific topic. There are usually a few moderators, who can be sharing one account or tweeting from their own accounts.
Often, at the start of a tweet chat, the moderators will let you know their personal accounts, in case the volume of tweets gets the main account temporarily suspended. I’ve actually never seen this happen, but I know of some tweet chats where the moderators seem wary of this, so I’m guessing it has happened in the past and that’s why they take precautions.
Tweet chats can be branded promotional exercises sometimes, though this should be obvious when you view a tweet chat by the brands engagement with the people following along.
A moderator will usually ask a series of questions. One every 5 or 10 minutes seems to be the average. They will be things like:
Q1: What time of day do you blog
And you answer with:
A1 I blog in the mornings (then insert the tweet’s hashtag).
Pretty simple! I have some further tips to make participating more efficient upcoming.
Do you have any questions about Tweet chats?