Hosting My First Twitter Chat With @GRLPOWRCHAT

Today is a super exciting day for me. It is currently Sunday the 23rdSeptember and I am hosting my first ever twitter chat in about 8 hours. I wanted to document it because – as you will know if you have read some of my blog posts or watched a few of my videos – you will know that I love twitter chats. I think they are so inclusive and fun to be involved with, so to be hosting one is very exciting. I am a guest host tonight for @GRLPOWRCHAT – a fab twitter account that any new blogger or fan of ‘GIRL POWER’ should follow. I am so thankful that they let me be involved, and so I thought I’d take you along with me.



It is currently about 1pm and I am hosting the chat at 9pm. I have had this in the diary for a few weeks now and so am really looking forward to it. It is something I have wanted to do for a while and so to get the opportunity is fab. @GRLPOWRCHAT reached out to all followers on twitter to ask who would want to get involved, I applied and was lucky enough to be picked for tonight’s chat. @GRLPOWRCHAT have been so lovely, they are such a supportive account and reached out to me on twitter to get involved. I am a huge fan of their account and support for bloggers and all creators, so go over and give them a follow if you haven’t already.

I am a little nervous about the chat because I don’t know entirely what hosting a twitter chat will hold, but to be honest I am mostly excited about it. I can’t wait to meet new people on twitter and hear about their opinions and answers to my questions. So I will keep you updated and get back to you soon!

So, it is the morning after I hosted my first ever twitter chat. I have to say, I absolutely loved it. It was so much fun to be involved in and to be a host was such a cool experience. I wanted to share my advice and tips with you, because I think it’s important to share what I have learnt from hosting my first twitter chat.


1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to the host account

@GRLPOWR chat was the account I was guest hosting for. They were very keen to answer any question that I had, and so I think it’s important not to be afraid to ask. The host account only wants to help and have a positive community, and so they would be more than happy to give any advice and answer any questions.

2. Reply

I think it’s fun not to only ask one question and leave it there, but to reply to everyone in the comments. This does take more time, but it’s good to do. It also means that everyone feels more included in that chat and that the person asking the questions cares about what people have to say in response. It gives the chat more of a community feel and also encourages others to reply as well.

3. Take your time

There were times last night where it could be a little stressful as there are lots of people replying all at once. But don’t let this be a pressure, take your time to get back to people and read through the comments. It is good to get back to everyone, but there is no time limit, even if the replies continue after that chat that is all okay.

4. Notifications off

This is a bit of a side note, but I would say turn your push notifications off. This just means that you won’t be alerted with every reply and you can just go to your mentions/notifications tab to find them. If notifications are one and things are constantly flashing up, it can be a stress. It is easier, I would say, to come to the notifications as you find them rather than being alerted each time. It makes everything more manageable.


So that’s everything for today. I really enjoyed my first twitter chat. I would love to know, have you every hosted a twitter chat? If not, would you like to?

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