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15 Hashtag Chats You Should Be Following

Hashtag chats are something that not every Twitter user knows about, but that every Twitter user should know about. They are conversations that happen on Twitter at a pre-defined time on a pre-defined topic, and it is within these hashtag chats that some of the greatest creativity happens on Twitter. Here are 15 hashtag chats you should be following.

If you’re unsure of just what a hashtag chat is or how to join one, we have a guide explaining how to join a hashtag chat. Within this guide you’ll learn all you need to know about joining the hashtag chats that you’re most interested in.

The hashtag chats that made our list are some of the most active ones on Twitter. They cover a variety of topics, so we’ve sorted them into categories to make it easier for you to find the ones that interest you most. We’ve included the date and time that these chats meet, a brief description of each, and participation information from the most recent chat via What the Hashtag.

Blogging, writing and journalism chats

#blogchat

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 8-9PM CST
Description: A weekly chat designed to help participants better their personal and business blogging habits. This is the most active hashtag chat on Twitter, and is a great source of advice for new and experienced bloggers alike.
Participation: 2,753 mentions on Sunday, January 9, 2011.

#writechat

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 2-5PM CST
Description: A weekly hashtag chat for writers on Twitter. The chat starts off with a topic, and then the conversation is open.
Participation: 850 mentions on Saturday, January 8, 2011.

#journchat

Date: Every Monday
Time: 7-10PM CST
Description: One of the earliest hashtag chats, this chat between journalists, bloggers and PR professionals meets once a week.
Participation: 98 mentions on Monday, January 10, 2011.

#wjchat

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 5-7PST
Description: Inspired by #journchat, this chat enables web journalists to share their experience, ideas and tips with one another.
Participation: 670 mentions on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

Web publishing and social media chats

#socialmedia

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 12-1PM EST
Description: This chat focuses on social media, and encourages members to share their ideas about how to advance social media best practices in business.
Participation: 1,459 on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

#seochat

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7PM MST
Description: Weekly discussion about online marketing, including SEO, viral marketing, social media and a variety of other topics.
Participation: 1,035 mentions on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

#smmanners

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 10PM EST
Description: Participants discuss social media manners in this weekly chat.
Participation: 958 mentions on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Publishing chats

#bookmarket

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 4-5PM EST
Description: This chat connects authors, bloggers, publishers and publicists.
Participation: 341 mentions on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

#litchat

Date: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 4-5PM EST
Description: Connects readers with books and authors, using open chats as well as author guest hosts on Fridays.
Participation: 789 mentions on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

Career chats

#careerchat

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 12-1PM CST
Description: Weekly discussion about a variety of career-related topics.
Participation: 658 mentions on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

#linkedinchat

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 8PM EST
Description: A weekly chat for people with questions about how to most effectively use LinkedIn.
Participation: 394 mentions on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Marketing chats

#mmchat

Date: Every Monday
Time: 8PM EST
Description: This chat discusses marketing best practices, often with special guests hosting each week.
Participation: 667 mentions on Monday, January 10, 2011.

Lifestyle chats

#fitblog

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 9PM EST
Description: This chat focuses on all areas of health and wellness, as well as some areas of blogging.
Participation: 1,181 mentions on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

#ideachat

Date: Second Saturday of every month
Time: 9AM EST
Description: Discussing ideas, how ideas spread and how to harness your best ideas, with guest hosts moderating the discussion.
Participation: 480 mentions on Saturday, January 8, 2011.

#lrnchat

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 8:30-10PM EST
Description: A weekly hashtag chat about elearning, informal learning, social learning and more.
Participation: 1,187 mentions on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

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