Hash Tags and Twitter Chats, Oh My!
You may be wondering, how does she have time for all this AND get any writing done? I'll admit, it's a balancing act. But I've found that participating in these chats is good for several reasons. It allows for interaction with others interested in that field, it's presented opportunities for collaboration, and it's introduced new publications and projects I might otherwise have missed.
Can a Twitter chat help your writing career? The folks over at Social Times offer a list of five solid reasons hosting a Twitter chat is beneficial, including establishing yourself as an expert and increased exposure. The article also shares a 12-step how-to on setting up a Twitter chat. Great stuff, so make sure you check it out!
Not everyone may be interested in a chat on the benefits of the burying beetle (well, you may be surprised), but establishing a chat in a niche writing area may take you places and introduce you to contacts you never dreamed of.
What are your favorite writing #hashtags and chats?
by LuAnn Schindler. Read more of LuAnn's work at her website. Follow LuAnn on Twitter - @luannschindler.