- Will I really be able to post every day in May?
- What will I write about?
- How can I get more comments on what I write?
- How can I find a partner for a guest post exchange?
- What’s the best way to use Twitter to promote my blog?
I’ll share answers to those and other questions during a blogathon Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 27, at 10 a.m. PST. To follow the conversation, use the hashtag #blog2011.
Whether you’ve already signed up for the blogathon, or are still deciding, please join us. We’ll be talking about blogging basics, posting strategies, tech tools that can make blogging more productive, and how to use the social web to promote what you do.
At 10 a.m. we’ll log on and introduce ourselves. The next part of the chat will be organized around a pre-set list of questions. We’ll leave time at the end for a free-for-all discussion. The pre-set questions are:
- What do you want to know about the blogathon?
- What do you want to know about blogging?
- What are your favorite tips for writing posts?
- What blogging software or apps do you want to know more about?
There’s one not-so small detail I need to mention:
I’ll be attempting to host the #blog2011 chat from the air as I fly to the 2011 ASJA Writer’s Conference, where coincidentally I’m moderating a blogging workshop on May 1. I’m counting on Delta Airlines’ free WiFi not to let me down.
Should I run into technical difficulties, I’d like to tap into the collective wisdom of the experienced bloggers in the blogathon who are already active in the Google Group – you know who you are – to help me out by tuning in and answering questions. And wish me luck on getting and keeping a connection from 10,000 feet up.
Never been to a Twitter chat before? It’s fun.
You can use the standard Twitter interface, but it might be easier to follow along with an add-on such as TweetGrid, TweetChat or HootSuite. Of those three, my favorite is TweetChat, which automatically adds the appropriate hashtag to your tweets and shows only tweets related to that chat.