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My 9 Favorite Twitter Chats

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From the moment I signed up for a Twitter account, I used the site to chat with other people. But it’s only within the past year that I’ve actively engaged in Twitter chats.

Chats are a great way to meet new people, especially thought leaders in a specific topic, as well as increase your engagement. In addition, they are a great way to learn more about your fields of interest and find best practices for social media and business ventures.

Here are my favorite Twitter chats, in no particular order.


This chat started as a guest blog post by Shelby Sapusek when she had a different viewpoint than Jim Raffel. Now it’s a weekly series of blog posts followed by a chat on Twitter about social media, business and other topics.

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays


Love to bike? You’ll love this chat about all things cycling. If you come hungry, there’s unlimited tacos. People share how to care for bikes, how to improve your training and how to make the most of your miles, among other things.

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays


This chat about social media optimization discusses tips and views on how to get the most out of your social media efforts. Best practices, measurement and other social media objectives are bandied about.

When: 2 p.m. Tuesdays


Every community needs a good manager to help balance the needs of the brand and the members of its community. Discussions focus on how to build and engage, how to take a break and other things. The position is a new one in many businesses, so its dimensions are still growing and being defined.

When: 1 p.m. Wednesdays


If you love food like I do — having a food blog will do that to you — you’ll want to tune in to this chat sometime. A discussion of food with food lovers and bloggers, this chat will help you learn more and get inspired (if you’re a food blogger).

When: x p.m. Thursdays


I love learning about new social tools, and if you’re like me, this chat is for you. Chatters talk about new and old tools, best practices and new ways you can use those tools.

When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays


Although Pinterest is still a relatively new social site, there’s tons of content on it, and this chat focuses on that and other Pinterest topics.

When: 9 p.m. Fridays


Running, cycling, exercising: They are all the focus of #fitblog, which features participants who have a fitness-related blog and who love to do those and other activities. But you don’t have to have a fitness-related blog to chime in; if you try to live healthfully, come to this chat.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays


As I mentioned earlier, I have a food blog, so I read a lot about agriculture even though I’ve never lived on a farm. Thankfully, I can learn more during AgChat, which seeks to “Empower farmers and ranchers to connect communities through social media platforms.”

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Sound off: What are your favorite Twitter chats?

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