For the 400th edition of the Sunday Seven, I’ve picked a topic that wasn’t possible to write about when this weekly feature began!
Twitter wasn’t around, yet, when the first edition of the Sunday Seven made its debut in 2005. But it’d be even later that people realized that the clever use of hashtags could allow for live topic-focused chats on the service.
Today, Twitter chats are happening every day of the week, and it seems like there’s a new one beginning every day. This week, I’m listing seven — yes, count ’em, seven — Twitter chats I try to participate in as regularly as possible.
And I’d love to know if you participate in Twitter chats, too: leave me a comment and let me know which ones you’ve sat in on!
Here’s my list:
7 Twitter Chats I Participate In
1. #Bloggab — Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET
Pardon the shameless self-promotion, but since I host this one, it’s a cinch that I participate!
2. #Blogchat — Sundays at 9 p.m. ET
This is the granddaddy of blog-related Twitter chats. If there’s only one Twitter chat you participate in each week about blogging, as much as I’d hope you’d choose mine, this is the one to pick. It’s hosted by Mack Collier.
3. #Blogtrends — Mondays at 9 p.m. ET
I’m relatively new to this one, but it meets each Monday night. It’s actually intended for fashion and lifestyle bloggers, but there’s still useful information regardless of your blog’s genre.
4. #TXBloggers — Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET
Even though this chat was started by a group of bloggers in Houston, it’s open to everyone.
5. #NostalgiaChat — Sundays at 10 p.m. ET
NostalgiaChat follows Blogchat each Sunday night and focuses on memories from our childhood. Yes, it makes you feel old, but in a good way.
6. #MuckedUp — Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET
This chat focuses on journalism and trends for the future.
7. #IPLiveChat — Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET
IPLiveChat focuses on how to make a profit online. (Yeah, that’d be nice.)
If this were the Sunday Eight, I’d also mention #DadChat, which happens Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET. One doesn’t have to be a dad to be part of it, but depending on the subject matter, it generally helps that you at least have strong convictions about kids and family.
There’s another chat I participate in when it happens; unfortunately, it is far too unpredictable and I’ve seen it canceled without notice moments before it was due to begin on more than one occasion. So it gets no plug here.
Those are my top picks for Twitter chats. What are yours? Leave me a comment or play along on your own blog and leave a link to it in a comment!