Four tips for blogging about Twitter chats

Most blog posts about Twitter chats are frustrating. They mention very few and don’ t help people participate much. Isn’t that why they came to your blog to read this post in the first place?

  1. List some friggin’ chats. Don’t just give a couple examples.

  2. Name names like mediators or primary contributors if possible — and for the love of all that is efficient, please include their Twitter screen names.

  3. Include a schedule. It can be surprisingly hard to determine when a Twitter chat starts based on just a hashtag search (partly because the discussion might get drawn out, and people might retweet or reply with the hashtag for days after the chat is over).

  4. Don’t spend the bulk of the post telling us what a chat is. We’re three quarters of the way through 2013!