6 Ways Twitter Chats Can Build Your Writing Network
Most content writers use Twitter as a means of promoting their content and interacting with their followers. However, many don’t know about the useful application of Twitter chats. Twitter chats are a moderated, open conversation tool that uses hashtags that are relevant to a certain topic. Using Twitter chat can help you in building a writing network so that you can increase your readership and gain more writing job prospects. Having a successful chat can help connect you with hundreds of readers and potential jobs, and so knowing how to use it is highly recommended. Here are six ways that Twitter chat can help grow your writing network.
1. Connect With New Readers
If you’re looking for a way to gain more readers then using Twitter chat as a way to make yourself useful by providing good information, answering questions and engaging with your followers is a great way to do so. It is likely that you are already doing this on many other social media platforms, and so adding Twitter chat won’t be any hassle and will amplify your value. Getting a buzz around your upcoming Twitter chats will allow you to reach a much bigger audience that is interested in your content.
2. Create Your Social Reach
When a follower shares your content with someone else it is one of the biggest compliments they can pay to it. When someone decides to share the information you provided with their friends they are essentially giving their seal of approval. It is much more likely that that friend will look at your content then if you were to ask them to read it yourself. Having a successful Twitter chat will allow you to attract a large group of followers, as well as the followers of those followers who are watching as they engage with you.
3. Create a Community Around Your Content
There’s no way that you can attend every event that centers around your specific industry, and neither can your followers. However, Twitter chat allows you to come together just as if everyone was attending an event together. If you happen to be attending or hosting an event then try to live tweet about it, and invite your followers to follow along with the hashtag in order to share their opinions and ideas about the topic that is being handled. There are many content conferences out there that will project a feed of tweets on a screen so everyone who’s attending can look at the Twitter conversation and add their opinion.
4. Promote Your Content
Twitter chat is an incredible way to promote your content. For instance, if you write a blog post about a certain topic and there happens to also be a Twitter chat on the topic your writing about then mentioning it in your post can be a great way to gain followers. It’s important that you ensure that you are adding something valuable to the discussion. When you’re promoting your blog using Twitter chat, it’s also important that you make sure not to be too aggressive so that you can build relationships and gain people’s trust.
5. Build Credibility
When using Twitter chat you don’t need to promote your blog all too often. Instead, all you need to do is to put your two cents into Twitter chat and give valuable and relevant information. On top of this, by interacting with other people on the chat you can build lasting relationships that can lead to an increased readership, as well as more writing opportunities. Once you start building your reputation for providing reliable information people will start trusting you, and will want to read some more of your content.
6. Learn More About Your Topics
Twitter chat is a great way to connect you with experts on any topic from around the globe. It allows you to learn a huge amount from people who are truly experts in their certain industry. It will also allow you to stay updated on your industry, and remain on top of current technology, trends and best practices. Using Twitter chat is an amazing way of staying relevant. It’s also a great way to talk to people who have experienced things that you haven’t.
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