I’ve recently jumped back on the Twitter Chat wagon after over a year away from them and I’m already kicking myself that I let it go this long. Twitter Chats are a great way to connect with like-minded travellers across the world, shares stories, and add more and more destinations to your bucket list.
Now if you’re wondering how to participate – it’s really easy! Each Twitter Chat has its own unique hashtag which is how you keep track of the conversation. Each week a few users ask questions using the hashtag and you respond by including the hashtag in your answers. It’s that simple! It can be a bit tricky to keep up as the tweets will fly as more people join the chat. Instead of only using the Twitter website to follow along, I use Hootsuite. Their interface allows for you to have separate tabs, so I have a tab for each chat I’m participating in! That way I can follow along easy without accidentally using the wrong hashtag or just derping in general. Check it out and see if you like it!
The only chat I participated in up until a few days ago is #GirlsTravel on Mondays at 6pm GMT/2pm EDT. If you catch this before 2pm, join the conversation! #GirlsTravel is a 30min long chat for lady travellers to share stories, tips, and get inspiration from other like-minded women. Each week features 6 questions on a new topic pertaining to travelling ladies. Just look for tweets that start Q# and respond A# with the numbers matching. Lead by @sheswanderful, a networking of inspiring ladies of inspiring ladies, and co-hosted by guests each week, it’s definitely the highlight of my Monday!
A few days ago I noticed a Twitter friend of mine (thanks Amanda!) tweeting in another chat, so I decided to hop on the #TravelSkills chat and – SURPRISE – I had a blast! This chat is every Friday from noon until 1pm. This chat features 10 questions on travel tips. Looking for tips on finding good deals, when to travel, and things to do? This is a chat for you! There’s a special chat tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon all about hotels, so if you’re planning a trip anytime soon it might be worth a look!
Since I’ve had so much fun, I decided to search for some more chats and found about 50 that happen each week! As fun as I’m sure all of them are, I don’t want to be a Twitter addict. So the question becomes – what chats should I hop into?! Let me know where you chat it up and maybe I’ll see you there!