NOTHER UPDATE: #Blogchat was the Top Trending Topic on Twitter last night, thanks again Jessica!
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I’m thrilled to announce that the most popular #Blogchat Guest Host EVER, Jessica Northey is joining #Blogchat again this Sunday! Jessica is a dear friend and a truly good person, who also happens to be a social media powerhouse. She has over half a million followers on Twitter and another two million on Google Plus.
Additionally, in 2011 she started #CMChat, the first Twitter chat devoted to country music. Since that time, the chat has hosted a who’s-who of country music: The Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Sugarland, Clint Black. Additionally, as #CMChat has grown by leaps and bounds, she’s found ways to push that growth past Twitter. In fact, she has a very robust site created from the chat, CMChat.com. I love this site because it not only focuses as an extension of the #CMChat on Twitter, but it’s also a Country Music portal, with information about country music and the guests that will be appearing at future #CMChats. It’s a great example of building a Twitter chat around something you are passionate about, then extending that into creating a site or blog to help support that passion.
Which is exactly why Jessica is perfect to join us this Sunday for the topic of Creating a Blog or Site For Your Passion. She’s done what so many of you are wanting to do with your blogs, and actually what I want to do with #Blogchat. More on that at the end of this post.
Here’s what we’ll be discussing on Sunday (4-23-2017), starting at 8pm Central:
Q1 – How did you decide you were ready to launch a site/blog for #CMChat? How did you know you were ready?
Q2 – When you started the site, what were the first 2-3 things you tackled? Strategy? Design?
Q3 – What is the one thing you wish you could go back and do differently with launching the site?
Q4 – What is the one thing you learned about launching CMChatLive.com that totally surprised you?
Q5 – If you could give one piece of advice to #Blogchat about starting their own blog or site, what would it be?
I got a chance to chat with Jessica a couple of days ago and she’s got some very interesting things to share with you. I love talking to Jessica because I always come away with so many interesting ideas, and I know you will too!
Now, I wanted to give you a bit of a #Blogchat update. For the last few years, I’ve unfortunately spent less time cultivating the community at #Blogchat. In 2013 my book, Think Like a Rock Star came out, and my consulting business shifted and I decided to spend my time on other areas.
However, the chat has continued to remain very popular, and increasingly with college students, whose instructors are requiring them to attend #Blogchat as part of their course work. Honestly, this is probably the one thing in relation to #Blogchat that I am the most proud of. That universities and colleges across the country would trust its students with learning from the #Blogchat community, well…it’s an incredible honor.
— UF Social Media Mgmt (@UFSMM) October 4, 2016
So I’ve decided to make a few changes to #Blogchat. The first one is that starting immediately, my sister Beth will take over the @BlogchatNews account on Twitter. She actually started on this a couple of weeks ago and we’ve already seen a nice bump in engagement from her efforts. @BlogchatNews will bring you all the latest news and updates on #Blogchat. Additionally, @BlogchatNews will be more engaged throughout the week. We want to expand #Blogchat beyond simply being a Sunday-night chat. During the week, we’ll be more engaged with the #Blogchat community, and will especially focus on promoting the most active and supportive members of the #Blogchat community. So starting immediately, @BlogchatNews will be the new Community Manager for #Blogchat, and Beth will be happy to help you and engage with you on Twitter, so please follow her there.
Long-term, one of the plans I want to explore for #Blogchat is having its own site. This is a big part of the reason why I wanted to have Jessica on as guest this week, because what she’s done with CMChatLive.com is something that I would eventually like to do with #Blogchat. I can envision a place where we house transcripts from past #Blogchats and share posts from the #Blogchat community and serve as an additional resource for the community beyond just the Twitter chat.
Oh and also make sure you check out The #Blogchat Weekly from Paper.li. This is a weekly collection of some of the most useful and instructive blogging articles from #Blogchat participants and select friends of #Blogchat.
So if you’re a fan of #Blogchat, hang on, things are about to get a lot more interesting very soon! And I’ve just lowered the price for next month’s #Blogchat sponsorship, so if you’d like to grab it, act fast! See you Sunday night at 8pm Central for Jessica Northey!