Wednesday night on Twitter was honestly like one huge party – all thanks to #BloggerBlab, a Twitter chat that Cathleen, Nicole, and I threw together in literally 24 hours. Thank you to everyone who participated – we were so amazed by the amount of positive support!
Some background: the idea to do a Twitter Chat came on Tuesday night when we found out #ChicChat was cancelled. We didn’t have a name or a topic, so we realized we had to move our chat to Wednesday instead of just trying to replace the #ChicChat time slot. We had a huge brainstorming session about topics (we settled on this random assortment of organizational topics, which is a no-brainer unanimous blogger love) and at the end decided on the name Blogger Blab, which we agreed was fun way to generalize these kind of conversations!
Cathleen, Nicole, and I all wanted to do “recap” posts after the chat, but I don’t think any of us could’ve predicted how much material (tweets) we would have to sift through! I was expected 10-15 people participating, and the actual number was somewhere closer to 30+, which is insane!
What I loved most about this chat was although it was fairly unorganized, that became conducive to some great side conversations and blogger friendships formed! We had planned out a line of questioning until 9:30 but kept it flexible going forward and let the natural discussion hold until it died out, which was around 10:00. Going forward, we’ll definitely be sure to label questions Q1, etc. to prevent mass confusion, but otherwise, we love how it turned out.
There were so many hilarious/insightful/amazing/exciting tweets throughout the night, but these are just a few of my favorites (and know that if you’re not here, it’s probably just because it was too hard for me to go back through my Twitter looking for the tweets ):
— Ashlee (@Preperella) July 30, 2015
Ashlee from Preperella was so spot on with this because we literally were all gushing about our maxxinista status! Everyone seemed to share a mutual love to TJ Maxx – whether it be the overall great deals or the stationery section, this was a great commonality that bonded us all pretty early on.
I loved how down to earth and casual this whole chat was! One of the best parts of the night was when Ruth, of Really Truly Ruth, tweeted out about one of her tweets showing up in Indonesian. Cathleen, Nicole, and I were cracking up! The ability to be 100% real and not “professional” made this a great night.
— Ash & Lane (@ashandlane) July 30, 2015
We LOVED hearing stuff like this. We also were so thrilled that we had a ton of girls participating who said they were fairly new to blogging or to Twitter Chats. It was great to see a lot of fresh faces and now I have a ton of new blogs to read – something I always enjoy!
I thoughts was hilarious. No explanation beyond that needed, right?
Ok, so basically we love organizing and buying pretty things to organize in? #bloggerblab
— Nicole (@empire_styles) July 30, 2015
Nicole was spot on with this – as bloggers, we obviously have some of the same obsessions and this tweet pretty much sums up all of that.
Here’s the quick caveat on this whole thing: we never planned on this being a weekly thing – at the end of the night, so many people said they were looking forward to next week and while we were so excited to hear that, we aren’t quite sure what the schedule will be in terms of how often the chat will be. However, there might another one super soon pioneered by just Nicole and Cathleen… but I’ll leave the two of them to release the details on that :)
What did you think?