Every month, three hundred of the world’s best twitterites gather on TweetChat, their favorite twitter clients and other places, for the regularly scheduled insanity we call #blogchat Open Mic Night!
Here we go!
As always, Open Mic night is one of the best nights for newbies to get into #blogchat, mostly because the first ten to fifteen minutes are reliably about nothing other than best participation practices. It diminishes the discussion a bit, but it’s very useful to brush up on tips, and find new faces who otherwise get subsumed in the mass of topical mayhem on other nights.
So what made tonight’s Open Mic stand out?
We saw some talk about post length – from Godin to Kaushik, there’s no use sticking with a formula. Don’t worry about a specified length – worry about a specified aim with your posts.
Also saw some mentions of Editorial Calendars – a good in for bringing up the Editorial Calendar WordPress plugin which has been saving my sanity lately.
Had a great time catching up with @tinkhanson and commiserating over how busy the summer has been. It’s good to catch up with people.
We, among many others, agreed it’s time we all rededicate ourselves to our blogs.
SO BE IT!
I’m declaring October to be round two of Ian Posts More Month – a redux of last year’s November IanPoMoMo, where I dropped a post a day for thirty days consecutively. How about you? Feel like blogging on a schedule (not necessarily daily) for an entire month? Whatever you’re doing, step up by one notch. If you’re doing two posts weekly, do three. three posts, do four or five.
Me? I’m doing three, minimum. For all of October. Yell at me if I miss a day. And tell me if you’re participating.
Here’s a transcript thanks to Mack Collier – WTHashtag Transcript for #blogchat