Got questions about blogging of the 2011 WordCount Blogathon?
Bring them to the WordCount blogging chat on Twitter today at 10 a.m. PST.
To follow the conversation, use the hashtag #blog2011.
Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Here’s what to do:
- Log onto Twitter. If you don’t have an account, all you need to sign up is email address, name and password.
- Find the Search window at the top of Twitter’s main page and enter #blog2011.
- The search results will include tweets with the #blog2011 hashtag in reverse chronological order, with the newest showing first. Scroll down to see what people are saying.
- Join the conversation by typing in your own 140-character tweet in the What’s Happening box on your Twitter home page. Include the hashtag #blog2011 at the end so your tweet shows up in other people’s #blog211 searches.
- To make following the conversation easier, use a Twitter 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.
What the #blog2011 chat will cover
During the 60-minute chat, we’ll talk about blogging basics, writing posts, blogging software and more.
Here’s a timeline:
At 10 a.m. we’ll log on and introduce ourselves.
At 10:10 a.m., I’ll start posting the first of a pre-set list of questions. To make it easy for people to keep track of conversations, your answers should include a reference to the question (e.g., “Q1: I think blogging’s great….”).
The pre-set questions are:
Q1 – What do you want to know about the blogathon?
Q2 – What do you want to know about blogging?
Q3 – What are your favorite tips for writing posts?
Q4 – What blogging software or apps do you want to know more about?
At approximately 10:40 a.m. we’ll open it up to a general Q&A where you can ask anything.
At 10:55 a.m. we’ll start to wrap things up so we can sign off by 11 a.m.
See you at the chat.